Original Bake at Home Pizza, which started off as Mom’s Bake at Home Pizza, has been tossing its bake-at-home pies for customers in Devon for more than 20 years. Today, the chefs construct ready-to-bake creations in both Devon and Philadelphia. They slather fresh dough in white or red sauce or a specialty variety such as mexican, pesto, or wing sauce. Then they blanket the pie with the same combination of ingredients ski resorts use to create fake snow: mozzarella, white cheddar, and pecorino-romano cheese. Finally, they add toppings such as marinated roasted peppers, eggplant, grilled chicken, and turkey pepperoni, either custom-picked for the order or assembled in one of their specialty combinations.
Customers can order salads and ready-to-bake hot wings and gluten-free pasta to accompany their pizzas. Once they get home, they pop the pizzas into the oven for about 10 minutes. The pies emerge bubbling and ready to eat, making for an easy and fresh at-home meal.
Less than seven years after stepping off the boat at Ellis Island, Francesco and Catherine Dispigno achieved their American dream of opening an Italian restaurant that their neighbors could enjoy. Over the course of the next 114 years, five generations of the Dispigno family would make Ralph?s Italian Restaurant their second home, entertaining such notables as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Theodore Roosevelt. Today it stands as the country's oldest Italian restaurant and is run by the 4th and 5th generations of its founding family. The winner for Best Italian on the Philly Hot List in 2012 and 2013?Ralph's maintains its connection to history by serving up classics such as linguine pescatore and veal parm amid walls lined with vintage photographs and murals of Italian landmarks. With a nod to the eatery's family focus, the extensive selection of international wines includes Grandmom and Grandpop?s Private Stash, a selection of reserve vintages accessible only by top-secret cheek pinch.
Fall head over heels for Il Tartufo — this Italian hot spot is a fantastic spot for your next dinner date. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Il Tartufo's menu does not offer low-fat options. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Il Tartufo offers a variety of drink options. Tap into the free wireless internet at Il Tartufo. Il Tartufo offers patio seating in the warmer months. Your pet pup can accompany you to Il Tartufo, which has a dog-friendly policy.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. For the tastes of Il Tartufo from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Il Tartufo.
The average check at Il Tartufo will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Il Tartufo is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Frank Sinatra tunes spill out to the sidewalk beneath the red awning of Emma's Cafe and Restaurant as servers inside carry veal parmigiana, warm bread, and sweet sea scallops to tables. Under the restaurant's BYOB policy, patrons may bring libations from home to accompany entrees.
The cheesesteak BLT sandwich at Vesuvio was named the best sandwich in America by the Today show. Though the reviews about the service at Vesuvio are mixed, Citysearchers give the restaurant an average rating of four stars. Yelpers give it a 2.5-star average, and 88% of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant:
Village Belle has all the signs of a homecoming for chefs, co-owners, and brothers Louis and Joey Campanaro. Each blazed his own path in the culinary arts, running kitchens and garnering accolades in restaurants from Los Angeles to New York. After years of sharing their cooking with other cities and Philadelphia neighborhoods, the brothers joined forces in Queen Village, within blocks of where they were raised. This rededication to their roots also influences the brothers’ menus of seasonal, contemporary Italian cuisine. In addition to relying on their experience and their formal culinary training, the Campanaro brothers occasionally turn to one infallible source: childhood memories of their grandmother’s recipes. This dual commitment to satisfying, homestyle meals and refined flavor combinations appears throughout dishes such as the housemade tagliatelle pasta with ham and peas and the pork chop with herbed potatoes, vinegar-tinged peppers, and grain mustard. The dining room almost seems to take inspiration from pop art, combining pastel-blue and brown floor tiles with lipstick-red vinyl booths and chairs. In contrast, the bar—26 feet of solid mahogany accented by antique lighting—embraces a vintage aesthetic. When the sun finally reignites after winter, the restaurant also opens a small outdoor seating section for diners to enjoy their meals alfresco.