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Ristorante Mezza Luna--Bella Vista (Philly)


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Ristorante Mezza Luna--Bella Vista (Philly)

Laura D. | | Jun 27, 2009 06:17 AM

Hi all,

Trying to plan a special dinner for 2 on either July 4th or July 5th, and obviously we are running into some trouble thanks to the fact that many restaurants are closed this weekend. We had tried to book at Mr. Martino's but they too are closed, and I'm wondering whether anyone can comment on Ristorante Mezza Luna?

I haven't found a whole lot about it on here or elsewhere but basically all reviews sound good. Ideally we want good food in an atmosphere that is quiet. Any other suggestions for a place with quality grub (likely preferably Italian/Southern Italian), a not too loud/quiet atmosphere, BYOB (though this is actually very low on our priority list) and of course somewhere that is open on July 4th or 5th (we can do either date). Some other considerations would be Ristorante Ava on 3rd Street or Tres Scalini. We don't have a particular budget in mind but this isn't an occasion for Vetri-esque prices (not that we'd be able to get in there anyway and not that we didn't love it when we went). Also, ideally it would need to be somewhere that has at least one vegetarian option on the menu or would be willing to accommodate a vegetarian if I called ahead, though this isn't typically a problem anywhere I go, so I could worry about this issue once I get a suggestion. Oh one more thing--we live in Old City but do have a car so we could conceivably go anywhere. However, with the likelihood of some killer traffic that weekend, we'd probably prefer somewhere we could get to via Septa, cab, etc. Thanks!