There are times when a night of celebrating gets away from you, and what you thought might be a casual dinner snowballs into your friends planning an all-night dance-off at the Dolphin Tavern. It’s a good thing you already made reservations at Ristorante Pesto, because you’re going to need to put something substantial in your stomach beforehand. The eggplant rollatini and seafood pasta should both be on your table, along with as many bottles of wine as your group feels the need to bring.
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Brigantessa is a two-floor Italian spot on East Passyunk that has good, cheap pizza and wine.
Mighty Bread Company
Mighty Bread Company’s shop in South Philly is only opened on weekends and usually sells out by noon, but you should go for their sourdough alone.
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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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The Dutch is a corner BYOB and brunch spot in South Philly that you’ll wish you lived around the corner from.
South Philadelphia Tap Room
South Philadelphia Tap Room is a neighborhood bar where you plan to stop for a drink and end up spending the whole night.
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