Popi’s looks like one of those big event spaces you see on the side of the highway in New Jersey - the ones that people rent out for a retirement party or a tacky prom. But that’s exactly why we like it. It’ has two floors of tables with white tablecloths and carpeting that was installed in the ’80s, and the food is classic, red sauce Italian. It will definitely do the trick after a Sixers game where your only options were cotton candy and microwave pizza.
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Mike’s BBQ is a tiny barbecue spot in South Philly with some of the best smoked meat in the city.
Angelo’s is a counter-service pizza shop in Bella Vista with an excellent Detroit-style “Upside Down Jawn” pizza.
Devil’s Den is a beer bar in South Philly with a double-sided fireplace and decent bar food.
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Chef Vola’s is an old-school Italian spot in Atlantic City that’s straight out of Boardwalk Empire.
Giorgio on Pine
Giorgio on Pine is a small Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse where you can get solid gluten-free pasta.
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Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
Pho Ha Saigon
Pho Ha Saigon is a very large, very casual Vietnamese spot in South Philly, right by the stadiums.
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