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- South Philadelphia West, South Philadelphia
- Italian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Posted: 9/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
OMG!!! The flavors reminded me of a little place back in Italy... the only difference was I didn't have to spend thousands to go to that little place. It was cozy, and the wait staff were made us feel comfortable and like recently reunited family. I ordered Saltimbocca alla Romana -- all I can say is MMMMMmmmm soooo wonderful! My date ordered and inhailed Pollo ai Carciofi. I highly recommend going to Pesto.
Posted: 2/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I reserved their private room for my 21st birthday. It was so great to have the room all to ourselves and know no one else was waiting for our tables and to have the privacy. In addition, we had our own bathroom and place to put our coats. I brought a few bottles of wine and there was no corking/re-corking fee. The food was amazing!! Everyone in my group of 17 people loved their dishes. Our waiters even catered to the requests of my friends who wanted shot glasses for the vodka they had brought because they wanted to do shots for my birthday. I brought my own cake. They brought it out with candles, and then took it back to cut it into pieces and bring it out to everyone. However, be aware of an appetizer sharing fee. Overall, perfect experience!!! Would highly recommend to anyone for large groups and/or special occasions.
Posted: 12/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Philly has more FAKE Italian restaurants than any other major city in States. Sorry folks, but Italian cuisine is more than a last name ending in a vowel or sprinkling balsamic vinaigrette on a plate ....Then we accidentally come across Pesto and found the real flavours of the Italian cuisine. Wonder why, the chef (and owner) came out of the kitchen to meet us.... we discovered he taught in a culinary school for 12 years and - wonder why - is Italian 100%. (finally somebody to talk to in Italian! ). This place is simply fantastic, a real oasis if you want to have real food. Inside it's simple and clean. The service is good, but, most importantly, you 'll find Italian food.
Posted: 2/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Pesto before a show last Friday. The service was very good and attentive and the eggplant appetizer we ordered was very good. Entrees were far from amazing though. I ordered the special ""veal chop with porcini mushroom sauce"". The chop had very little meat on it and while it looked big the volume was spinach and not actual meat. The porcini's were actually canned mushrooms which was very disappointing as I do not even use those at home. I was okay with this until I found out this dish was 35 dollars, almost half of our whole bill.
Everything else was good and we were happy with the meal overall. I guess my suggestion would be to stick to the menu so you know what you are paying for and avoid the mushrooms!
Posted: 10/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I enjoyed this restaurant. I had a large party of 10 and we had the back room which was private and that was great. The downside was that they charge $5 for sharing entrees. Usually I like to share a bunch of appetizers and entrees when I'm with a big group, but because of the sharing fee, we didn't get to try that much appetizers. I loved the calamari there though. Entrees were smaller than I expected but it was great.
Posted: 1/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I stopped in to grab a bite with my wife and another couple before an event downtown. The atmosphere was the first thing that let me know this would be a good experience. It was elegent, not too over done, and made you feel comfortable. The service was perfect - the waiter didn't spend time at the table unless there was a need. Finally, the food was excellent. I had a veal dish that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The others in our group were equally happy with the atmosphere, service and food.
If you are on Broad and thinking about Italian food, you have to give this place a try.
Posted: 11/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My favorite restaurant! Very attentive and accomadating wait staff. Beautiful atmosphere. Food is fresh and brought to table hot. Every dish was superb. This time of the year presented several pumpkin dishes which were excellent, especially, the pumpkin gnocchi and pumpkin gelato for dessert. I can't say enough. I want to go back every day and try everything.