Gianfranco Pizza Rustica
Gianfranco’s has been feeding famished Philadelphians fresh fare from their extensive menu of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and more for more than a decade. The aroma of Gianfranco’s specialty pizza pies—like the caper, anchovy, and romano puttanesca pie ($11+) or the aromatic broccoli rabe and garlic white pie ($10.50)—will summon the book club even more effectively than shining its Book Signal. Gianfranco's namesake pie ($18.50) blends prosciutto, salami, mushrooms, and onions, while Hawaiian pizza ($16.99) puts a grass skirt on the crust with pineapple, ham, and your choice of red or white sauce (additional toppings of coconut husks, gaudy shirts, and leis cost $2.50 each). Gianfranco’s selection of warm and cold sandwiches, calzones, veggie wraps, gyros, and burgers will supply even the most ardent pizza-protester with a satisfying supper of stromboli ($12.80+) or a midday meatball sandwich ($6.75) covered in your choice of cheese.