11/27/2012 03:19:00 PM

10 Best Italian Restaurants in the Philadelphia Region

The pasta at Kitchen Consigliere impressed surveyors.
If there’s any one type of cuisine that is more Philly than others, it’s Italian. South Philly is host to swarms of the traditional red-gravy types (including the oldest restaurant in the nation), the suburbs are home to trattorias by the dozen and one of our most beloved star chefs - Marc Vetri - now oversees four homages to L'Italia, from the finest dining in the city to an irreverent birreria. Openings aren’t slowing down either - BYOB Eatalia just launched in Fishtown, and Fratelli’s Italian Bistro is set to open doors soon in Center City. Where will you find the best in the area? Check out the top 10 Italian restaurants in the Philadelphia region, as voted by you in our Survey.

10 comments :

  1. Note that restaurant # 6 is in West Hartford, CT - about a 6 hour drive from Philly. Someone goofed I guess.

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  2. In "Best of Philly" articles and surveys I wish they would stop featuring restaurants that are far outside of Philadelphia. This makes these articles far less useful. Best of Philly should be just that. Then add a category for suburban restaurants.
    I'm not trying to be "anonymous." Just unable to sign in to any of the posting sites listed.

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    1. i live in Doylestown where the #3 restaurant is, and i couldn't agree more. I would think Zagat's especially is for tourists or suburbanites visiting the city, and thats where the restaurants should be.

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  3. This is a sad little list. Several excellent ones are missing --Kris at 11th and Federal, Ralph's at 9th and Catherine and Villa di Roma at 9th and Carpenter just to name a few.

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    1. Ralphs may have been when it first opened 100 years ago, but it definitely is a below average place now. My wife and i went there with another couple and we were all highly disappointed. Posted a yelp review on it...seems like we are not the only ones who think that way either. Glad they are not on this list.

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  4. Wow .. went to Ralph's .. looked at what they were serving .. left .. that is big heavy Italian American peasant food .. like the Gavone's prefer
    The food at August is much more refined

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  5. Aside from the far-flung locations, I have to say that it is a stretch to call either Alba or Birchrunville Store Cafe *Italian* restaurants. Srsly, Zagat Blog?

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  6. Thanks for sharing those 10 Italian Restaurants. This will help people to find a place that their family will enjoy.

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