Over the course of nearly 40 years, the close-knit Ruffini family have operated five restaurants throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pronto Bistro Italiano is the latest testament to their love of traditional Italian cuisine. Visitors won't find over-processed food full of preservatives and genetically modified additives, but handmade, homey feasts of spaghetti carbonara made with local farm-raised eggs, salads made with organic greens, and sandwiches stuffed with slow-roasted pork and homemade meatballs. Diners can pair morsels of veal saltimbocca tenderloin or earthy eggplant parmigiana with flavorful Italian wines, handcrafted cocktails, or a beer from a list that changes with the seasons. Families gather around cloth-covered tables for dinners of paninis and pasta, while in the low-lit, woodsy bar area, revelers shoot pool, snack on chicken wings from the late-night menu, and pitch a tent for the night.
It all started with a hot dog. Or a hot dog shop, anyway, that had been open since the 1920s. When brothers Constantinos and Theodore Zambaras acquired it in the mid '60s, they started their own traditions and the eatery has been in their family ever since. Midway Grill—named for Coatesville's mid-way location between Lancaster and Philadelphia—now shares its hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches with the whole Thorndale area. Fried chicken combo platters and New England-style beer-battered fish and chips also keep Midway's landlocked patrons full and happy, and remind them that the ocean still exists.
In its homestate, Jake's Wayback Burgers was voted Critics' Choice for Best Burgers by Delaware Today three years in a row, and the Thorndale location is a treasure trove of handmade burgers, house-cut potato chips, and throwback milk shakes. From a single location on Route 273, Jake's exploded across the nation, getting pickles and lettuce all over America's most important monuments. The eatery's hand-dipped shakes and monthly burger specials—such as the Texas Jake burger—can be enjoyed in 10 different states, alongside a menu of 100% beef hot dogs and triceratops-friendly veggie burgers.
Inspired by health-conscious Mediterranean culinary traditions and the alfresco dining style of Greek cafés, Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill's edible offerings of handmade, authentic dishes arrive at patrons' tables prepared fresh to-order. Diners can bring their own beverages to complement the dinner menu's elegant fare, including Yia-Yia's crabmeat flounder ($24), which conceals jumbo lump crab in a baked sheath of fresh founder fillet. Tender, seasoned Greek-style lamb chops ($24) luxuriate in marinade for 48 hours before jumping onto the grill for a recap of news headlines from the past two days. Fresh tomato sauce and a decadent three-cheese béchamel elixir cascade down five layers of the house specialty moussaka ($16), swathing the casserole's red-bliss potatoes, Angus sirloin, and grilled eggplant along the way.
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Voted Best Soft Pretzel on the Main Line in 2008 by Philadelphia magazine, Philly Pretzel Factory boasts a nosh force of more than 100 franchises nationwide, serving a superabundance of soft, fresh pretzels that are baked right before customers' eyes and presented steaming out of the oven. Every single pretzel is prepared and cooked inside the store, is blended from top-quality wheat flour, and is hand-twisted by fifth-grade girls who have run out of hair to braid.