Ralph’s Italian Restaurant holds the title of “America’s Oldest Restaurant” - an appellation gained after San Francisco’s Fior d’Italia closed last spring - the family-owned icon is ready to expand. A new Sheraton will open in Valley Forge this fall, and its flagship restaurant will be Ralph’s of South Philly. Fifth-generation Ralph’s owner Ryan Rubino says he had been discussing a second location when the opportunity to partner with the Wurzak Hotel Group popped up.
The new restaurant will serve a wide selection of Italian-American classics, from manicotti to veal saltimbocca to chicken parmigiana, and will have a full bar. King of Prussia is a major tourist destination and home to the second-largest mall in the country, so this looks like a great chance to introduce America to the deliciousness of South Philly food. Maybe people will even start calling it “gravy” instead of “sauce!” (480 N. Gulph Rd.; 484-238-1990)