Trattoria Carina is in Fitler Square and you’ll feel the shift as soon as you cross 20th street. It’s a little quieter and less flashy than most places around Rittenhouse, but the food and cocktails are both great, and they have a lot of outdoor seating. It’s a good option for a weeknight date, or really any time you want to spend the night drinking Negronis and eating spaghetti with clams.
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Pagano’s is a market and bar in Rittenhouse that serves quick lunch items and becomes one of the busiest places during SIPS in the summer.
The Library At Rittenhouse
The Library is a bar in the Rittenhouse Hotel that feels like it should be in Beauty & The Beast. Also, it has a fireplace.
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La Locanda Del Ghiottone
La Locada del Ghittone is an Italian BYOB in Old City that serves super solid and affordable pasta.
If you’re looking for some good Neapolitan-style pizza in a casual space, go to Pizzeria Vetri.
Tre Scalini is a small Italian BYOB on East Passyunk with a bunch of sidewalk seating when it’s nice out.
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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.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
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