Zeppoli technically isn’t in Philadelphia - it’s over the bridge in Collingswood - but it’s worth a trip to New Jersey just for one of their Sicilian barbecues in the summer. They happen every Monday night on their backyard patio, and include everything from homemade pasta to whole roasted lamb. You’ll have to basically stalk Zeppoli’s social media and jump on a reservation as soon as one becomes available (the dinners sell out faster than we imagine a Destiny’s Child reunion tour would), but it’s one of the best dinner experiences you’ll find in the entire tri-state area.
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