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1927 East Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215.271.5626
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PRESS, REVIEWS, ETC

Philadelphia Inquirer Laban: 3 Bells (Excellent) April 17 2011

Quotes:

"South Philadelphia's best authentic Italian restaurant"
"...as heartfelt and as painstakingly authentic as a restaurant homage gets"
"Joe Cicala...one of the city's young kitchen talents to watch"

Notes from a Culinary Wasteland, Michael Tucker (actor/writer) March 30 2011

Quotes:

"(Joe Cicala) and his Sous Chef Massimo Conocchioli are making a very special magic happen deep in the heart of  South Philadelphia"

  • Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly: Appetizer" (Olive all'ascolana) 2009
  • Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly: Pasta"  2010

FRIENDS, PURVEYORS, ETC

Purveyors...

- Abruzzese cheeses we serve: www.marcelliformaggi.com/
- Artisanal pastas from Abruzzo: www.pastacocco.com/index2.htm
- saffron from Abruzzo: www.zafferanodellaquila.it
- Santo Stefano lentils from Abruzzo: www.presidislowfood.it
- DOP Olive oil from Abruzzo: www.lemagnolie.com
- Finishing olive oil from Abruzzo: www.ursini.it
- Abruzzese flour used in our fresh pasta: www.molinoalimonti.com
- Naturally raised pork: www.countrytimefarm.com
- Suckling pig and other naturally raised meats: www.glennbrendle.com

Friends...

- Authentic folk music from Abruzzo (we support their American tours) www.discanto.net
- Some of our favorite Abruzzese restaurants: www.elodia.it; www.ristorantedapaolino.com
- Touring services in Abruzzo: www.heartofitaly.net
- Artisanal cheeses, honey etc. in Abruzzo: www.laportadeiparchi.it
- Excellent food blog by actor/writer Michael Tucker: www.notesfromaculinarywasteland.com
- Artisanal grocery on East Passyunk (they sell our cured meats): www.greenaislegrocery.com