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Trevi in Glenside - at last, something good in the 'hood!

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Trevi in Glenside - at last, something good in the 'hood!

oliviasaru | Apr 3, 2011 08:20 AM

We ate at the newly-opened Trevi Restaurant on Glenside Avenue last Thursday, and it was terrific. The space has been completely redone from its days as Rizzo's and feels much larger and more open. A new mural depicting the Trevi Fountain in Rome covers one wall, and the overall effect is modern, clean, and expansive.

The food was consistently well-executed. My husband had the mixed greens salad with house dressing (a lively vinaigrette) and the egg pappardelle with bolognese sauce. He pronounced it spectacular, with perfectly-cooked noodles and just enough of the rich sauce to coat. I enjoyed an arugula salad with walnuts and "tomato raisins" (grape tomatoes dried slightly to enhance their flavor) dressed in a light lemon vinaigrette, and the 12" house margherita pizza. The pizza was simply delicious, with a slightly-chewy-but-still-crispy wood-fired crust, very fresh tomato sauce, basil and fresh mozzarella cheese browned to perfection. I ate three quarters of that pizza all by myself, and there was still enough for my husband to take for lunch the next day. We didn't think we would get dessert, but seeing that the tiramisu was served in a small cup we figured we could share without getting overly full. The coffee was very good as well. They did only have two dessert options on the night we dined, and it would be nice to see a dessert special or third regular dessert to round out the choices in future.

Their full menu is up on their Facebook page, with website coming soon. Trevi is byob (we did), and the prices are very reasonable. Our meal was just $43 before tip, and we left feeling happy and satisfied. We are so glad to see life returning to a space that holds such happy memories for so many people in the area! We look forward to our next meal at Trevi.

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