South Philly is rich with Italian heritage, and the red-gravy food that pervades the neighborhood is what first inspired star chef Marc Vetri to begin cooking. Of course, he took that above and beyond Americanized faves and paved the way for high-end Italian cuisine in Philadelphia. The best of Italy is now well-represented here, from the haute styles of Piedmont to the rustic dishes of Abruzzo. Check out the top five Italian restaurants in our area, as voted by you in our survey. Salut!