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Gioia Mia

Elaine | Aug 27, 2005 11:25 AM

Anyone been here? It's on Sansom, where Cibucan used to be. We tried it last nite and were impressed. We opted for a sidewalk table. My husband had the broccoli rabe and grilled Italian sausage appetizer - I was only too happy to help him out with the broccoli rabe, which was wonderful. He had a roasted pork loin entree that he liked very much and I had lobster raviloli with shrimp & asparagus in a blush sauce. Only 2 shrimp in the dish, but there were lots of little lobster nuggets in the sauce to compensate. Good stuff! For dessert, he had an anise semi-freddo over blackberry sauce and I had a date and nut brittle semi-freddo over strawberry sauce. Both were good.

There's a bar and we found the service to be excellent. The hostess is a lovely woman who looked after us. The chef formerly worked at La Veranda.

After dinner, it was off to the Roxy, next door, to see "Rittenhouse Square." All in all, a perfect Philadelphia evening!

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