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Need an Update on Oaxaca, Oaxaca Restaurants

OK, I will come back and review after our trip. Also eating at Fuego y Sazon, will review that too.

Oct 19, 2011
emdrus in Mexico

Oaxaca questions

I am also seeking reviews of both PItiona and Fuego y Sazon. They are quite close to each other, Pitiona is at 5 de Mayo #311 and Fuego y Sazon is at 5 de Mayo #306. I have reservations at Pitona on Oct. 31 and at Fuego y Sazon on Nov. 1. Fuego y Sazon apparently has a new menu, today the chef emailed me this info and said he would send along the new menu to me.

This trip is for our 25th anniversary so I want the food to be special. Woudl really like some first-hand knowledge. I am concerned about Pitiona re the review above, would like to here if anyone else has been there

Oct 19, 2011
emdrus in Mexico

Need an Update on Oaxaca, Oaxaca Restaurants

There is a newish restaurant that is getting very good reviews, called Pitiona, at 5 Cinco de Mayo #311. The chef, Jose Manuel Banos, trained at El Bulli in Spain. I have reservations there at end of Oct. Anyone been there?

Oct 19, 2011
emdrus in Mexico

Which Bocelli's is better, Chestnut Hill or Ambler (in the train station)?

Thank you, I had heard about From the Boot but tomorrow is Friday and they don't take reservations. I called them and they said the wait can be an hr or more on Friday nights...I need a place that takes reservations.

Sep 23, 2010
emdrus in Philadelphia

Which Bocelli's is better, Chestnut Hill or Ambler (in the train station)?

I am staying in the Plymouth Meeting area for a few wks and need a very good but casual Italian restaurant nearby for a dinner tomorrow evening. Someone recommended Bocelli, but I see there are two locations, one in a former train station in Ambler (Gwynedd Valley) in a former train station, and one that is apparently newer called Bocelli 2 in Chestnut Hill. I am told they serve the same menu.

I have seen posts online saying the serevice at the original one is not friendly, and that once the one in Chestnut Hill opened people expected the original one to fold.

Which Bocelli is better for service, atmosphere, food?

Sep 23, 2010
emdrus in Philadelphia

A La Maison - BYOB - Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Has anyone eaten there more recently? I am looking for a good (doesn't have to be perfect) byob restaurant near Bala Cynwyd or Ardmore areas.

Jan 04, 2010
emdrus in Pennsylvania