While walking up the street from our last stop on a trolley tour, we were looking for a good place to have a hot lunch on a very cold and windy day in Philly. Walking into the restaurant and out of the bitter cold we noticed the wood fire oven glowing and giving the nicely decorated restaurant warmth and a sense of comfort. We passed by a table of diners who ordered 6 of the wood fired pizzas that were spread out on their table looking beautifully delicious. The menu had some great offerings and if was difficult to choose just one thing for lunch. A loaf of warm bread and a small bowl of seasoned olive oil was brought to our table with our sodas. It was a delicious dipping appetizer. We ordered the brushetta which was good but the tomato mixture was very cold sitting on the warm toasted bagette slices. I wish it would have been room temperature.. My son had a wood fired pizza, I had the gnocchi and my husband had the homemade ravioli. All 3 lunches were terrific. The tomato sauce on both the ravioli and the gnocchi was flavorful and creamy. The portions were just right for us and we left feeling satisfied at this last meal we would be eating in Philly for this visit. Wait staff was attentive and ready to refill sodas when they were almost empty. I am looking forward to visiting Pizzicato again when I travel to Philly in April.
Ok, this restaurant was so pleasing to the eye and warm to the heart, I had to check it out. When first walking in, I felt immediately at home. Comfortable enough to seat myself, I felt like I was visiting a family get together around the holidays. Everyone was friendly, laid back, and there was a nice commradery amongst all the people there for dinner. You could be there with friends, your whole family-children included, or out for a romantic evening with your loved one. Either way, was very inviting. Now for the food... I am pretty picky with food. Difficult to find a reasonably priced meal, that was prepared with love, fresh natural ingredients, and a crisp, authentic, NON-greasey pizza crust. Well, this place is it and definately EXCEEDED my own personal expectations, preferences and standards--as well as those I was with. To top it off, the owner made sure to make his way around the tables to greet customers, meet up with old friends and check in to see how you enjoyed your meal. All while the restaurant filled up with it's Friday night crowd. I LOVE this place and I didn't even mention the SCRUMPTIOUS, afforable desserts! :b But hey, don't just take my word for it, check it out for yourself!
This place is small but cozy and clean. There is a friendly staff, a good cook and a nice set up for karaoke. I think it should change the name of the night to America's Next Top Idol - lol! The patrons could really sing - but that shouldn't stop someone of lesser talent from getting on stage because it is, after all, karaoke. The dj kept the crowd moving with no long gaps between performers and there was no unnecessary talking on the microphone. The lights are nice and give you the star quality feeling. After ordering a delicious raspberry martini, which I never heard of before this but was more than pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! There's a few couches, tables and chairs and it's nice to use clean facilities when it's time to "go". More props for having a well-behaved crowd that was friendly enough to speak but not so friendly that you feel violated. If you can hang on Tuesdays from 9pm - I recommend the place.