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.
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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!
Looking for Phila restaurants and stumbled accross this gem at 13th and Tasker. Luckily got out of the car and went in to what looked like a pizza joint. Looks are decieving. This is the best small (and reasonably priced) restaurant in Phila. We have a rule not to return to any restaurant and just keep trying different small Phila restaurants. We broke our rule with this one. Small, with a very talented wait staff. Entertaining and romantic. Their Fried calamari with long hots is fantastic. Food is very good and entertainment is wonderful with the feeling of family. Have been on weekend and on open mike nights. Both great. Make reservations and bring your favorite wine. Leave time to find parking.