Chimichurri sauce is sacred in Argentina, where people often used it to flavor their dishes and sprinkle it around their houses to ward off vampires. Partake in foreign traditions with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Argentinean Italian cuisine at 943.
Far-traveled Argentinean and Italian flavors collide at 943, where a multicultural menu teems with authentic eats. In the Don Giovanni pulpo dish ($9 for lunch, $12 for dinner), grilled octopus makes the acquaintance of saffron, fava, and fennel, creating easy stomach mingling and completing the first step toward getting friendship bracelets. Mollejas ($9 for lunch, $12 for dinner) slather grilled sweetbreads with delectable chimichurri, and duck-fat-fried fingerlings high-five the tira de asado’s sizzling short rib, steeped in chimichurri sauce ($14 for lunch, $18 for dinner). Diners can bring their own liquid encouragement on Mondays to keep toes from tripping over each other or the light fantastic as the Philadelphia Tango School’s instructors lead intermediate dance classes at 943.
Nestled in the Italian Market, 943 introduce customers to the tastes of Italian-Argentine cuisine.
The chefs here make their own al dente pappardelle noodles, create sauces from fresh vegetables, and grill up morsels of steak, octopus, roasted pepper, and sausage. Like the traffic tunnel that runs underneath the Atlantic Ocean, the menu unites South American and European cultures, with spicy chimichurri and savory gaucho-style steaks sharing table space with homemade ravioli and prosciutto sandwiches. Filets of lightly battered hake fish mingle with mushroom, lemon, and capers, while skirt steaks, seafood, and grilled sweetbreads sidle up to servings of duckfat fingerlings, fennel, and Swiss chard.
Bella Vista - Southwark
943 S 9th St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147