Le Virtu is where you go in East Passyunk when you want to eat some classic Italian food, but you don’t want to do it in a closet-sized room where you could end up caressing someone’s leg at the next table instead of your date’s. There’s a lot of space here, and they also serve some above average pasta, so it’s a good spot for a weeknight dinner date. Plus, they have one of the best patios in the city.
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Hardena is a small Indonesian place in East Passyunk that works great for a casual weeknight dinner or carryout.
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar
If you feel like singing the Happy Birthday song on repeat while taking shots chased with beers, Ray’s is your spot.
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La Fontana Della Citta
It might look like an upscale spot, but La Fontana Della Citta in Rittenhouse is an Italian BYOB where you can party with a bunch of friends.
La Locanda Del Ghiottone
La Locada del Ghittone is an Italian BYOB in Old City that serves super solid and affordable pasta.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Palizzi Social Club
Palizzi Social Club is a members-only spot in East Passyunk. It’s hard to get a membership, but it’s worth it since the Italian food is so good.
Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona Wine Bar has one of the biggest patios in East Passyunk, along with lots of wine and tapas.
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