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Best Pizza in Delaware County PA

Have you tried Tony Roni's in Drexel Hill?

Jun 08, 2014
Elaine in Philadelphia

Alexandria, VA

Thanks - the moderators moved it for me.

Alexandria, VA

Ah! We will walk or take public transportation just about anywhere. The only food we don't like is Indian and our price point is around $30 and under per entree, tho higher is okay if the food is wonderful. Our hotel is on S. Alfred St., if that's any help - looks to be 7 or 8 blocks to old town.

Thanks for getting back to me!

Alexandria, VA

Staying in Alexandria for 4 days and need recommendations for dinner. Any suggestions?

Cherry Hill Mall area diners?

I like the Silver Diner, right across Rt. 38 from the mall.

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Silver Diner
2131 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Oct 20, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

Preserved Lemons

I saw them at either Claudio's or DiBruno's on 9th St. last week.

Aug 31, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

Fabulous Food in Downtown Philly

My husband and I tried Schlessinger's for lunch on Sunday and were favorably impressed. The deli is owned by Philly condo maven Alan Domb and offers a nice selection of hot and cold dishes. My husband loved his roast beef special, which was absolutely loaded with rare roast beef. I had a scrambled egg, munchee cheese, and turkey bacon wrap that was scrumptious. We shared a black & white for dessert. For us, the gold standard is Juniors', in NYC, but this was a close second - fresh, cakey, plenty of chocolate and white glaze.

As chirsh noted, portions are generous and our sandwich and wrap were quick to come to the table. There's also a complimentary pickle bar with pickled peppers, several types of cucumber pickles, and potato, health, and macaroni salad.

I hope that Schlessinger's is successful, because there are many more menu items we want to try. This place is an asset to Center City. Thanks, chirsh, for the recommendation!

May 09, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

Fabulous Food in Downtown Philly

My husband and I often find a place we love when we travel and return to it again and again, just like you did. We're staying in Center City this coming weekend and will try Schlesinger's, which sounds great. There are all the pizza joints you could ask for downtown but a dearth of Jewish deli's, so for us, this will be an occasion!

May 03, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

Your Favorite Ethnic in Philly

Cedars is a favorite of ours, too; we were just there last night. The Imam Baldi is my favorite.

Mar 20, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

Good Eats that our not too exspensive?

Try the Italians: Melograno, Radicchio, Branzino, LaViola, Locanda del Ghittone. All are BYO; check to see who takes reservations.

Feb 10, 2011
Elaine in Philadelphia

ISO mint, rosemary plants

You might give Orner's, in Havertown a call.

Oct 17, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Going to be in Philly for the weekend. Whats the best Italian place?

Ralph's is a run-of-the-mill red gravy joint and extremely noisy; you'd have to scream at each other to be heard. Others here have given you better suggestions. I'll add two: La Locanda Del Ghittone - BYO and they take reservations, and Mr. Martino's, in South Philly, also BYO.

Oct 01, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Pregnant wife hungry -- HELP!!!

Brothers Pizza & Restaurant, 700 Burmont Rd., Drexel Hill, makes good soup but they suspend making it in hot weather. Keep it in mind for the days to come - eat-in or takeout.

Sep 13, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Amazing Cheesecake?

Chloe, but unless you go late, you'll have to have dinner there, which isn't hard to take at all!

Aug 14, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Roman-style Italian

No pizza, but Melograno serves Roman-style dishes; I believe the chef is Roman.

Aug 08, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

rehearsal dinner - Salento or Porcini

I like them both but for this occasion recommend Salento. More to choose from on the menu, great service.

Jul 06, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

40th Birthday Weekend in Philly

For the birthday dinner: La Famiglia - expensive and befitting a special occasion. To the other restaurants mentioned here, I'll add Salento and Radicchio, both BYO's. If you choose a BYO, call ahead to determine whether they take reservations.

You might want to hit the Reading Terminal Market for a very casual lunch on Saturday.

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La Famiglia
751 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755

Apr 03, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Out of Town foodie on a SERIOUS budget

See Cheap Eats and Comfort Food below. Last post on that thread was 2/5/10.

Feb 07, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Small, Low-lit, Cozy, Romantic Restaurant Needed!

So where did you go?

Feb 04, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

Cedars, Sahara for great middle eastern; Italian Trattoria at the Restaurant School for good pasta. Has anyone mentioned Campo's for sandwiches?

Feb 04, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Need Italian Restaurant Suggestions in Philly

Here are a few, all byo: Radicchio - get there early, as they don't take reservations; Salento; Branzino; Melograno - doesn't take reservations; Caffe Casta Diva; La Locanda del Ghittone.

Jan 31, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Not very good

I recently had a similar experience at Ernesto's. My minestrone soup was absolutely devoid of flavor and the crabcake was bland. My husband did like his large serving of salmon with pesto (loves anything with pesto. We both adore the zuppa inglese - the best anywhere. If only everything else lived up to it!

Jan 22, 2010
Elaine in Philadelphia

Small, Low-lit, Cozy, Romantic Restaurant Needed!

Another thought - Tinto. Can't get much more romantic than sharing each other's food. A table downstairs might be just what you're looking for - dim, cozy, more intimate than the ground floor.

Dec 14, 2009
Elaine in Philadelphia

Small, Low-lit, Cozy, Romantic Restaurant Needed!

It's only semi-cozy, but you might try Salento. If you like Mexican, Tequilas has several rooms and they fit your description of low-lit and cozy; I like the food, too.

Dec 14, 2009
Elaine in Philadelphia

Christmas Eve in South Philly

I was recently at La Stanza - found the food to be as good as Marra's. Their red gravy is very similar to what I grew up on.

Dec 14, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania

3-day Philly Visit: A few questions

My husband and I prefer Melograno and Salento (2216 Walnut) to Modo Mio. For our tastes, Modo Mio's flavors are a little less refined.

Dec 02, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania

What is THE food-related item that defines Philadelphia (gift idea)??

Termini's ships.

Nov 18, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania

Restaurants Near Academy of Music

We like Valanni.

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Valanni
1229 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Nov 09, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania

Radacchio and side Car

Radicchio is a big favorite of ours - authentic and reasonable. Their clam appetizer with red sauce is sublime and I think their broccoli di rape is the best anywhere.

Where is SideCar?

There is much, much more to eat in Philly, so come back soon!

Nov 09, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania

What did that place in the Philly area used be?

Before Positano Coast, it was Pasta Blitz. Was it something else before that?

Oct 29, 2009
Elaine in Pennsylvania