Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›
Restaurants & Bars 2

Goia Mia

South Philly Antony | Jan 17, 2006 02:40 PM

Four of us ate there Saturday night. Located in the 2000 block of Samson St. Unlike Porcini and most all the other italian BYOB's, they dont line you up against the wall as if you are having dinner with strangers you never met. All the tables are for four, so even if you are a two, you will get privacy. However, they are not a BYOB. What struck us was the freshness of the food. Everything was fresh and perfectly cooked. Shared a seafood appetizer for two ( 21.00) that included clams, mussles, cockles, etc. It was enough to be a dinner for two. Wonderfully prepared. Also, we shared antipasto for two. Perfectly sliced thin proscuitto Oh mama mia was it fresh!!
For dinner, I splurged and had the filet mignon (24.00). Cooked just right and very tender. Everyone else had pasta from primavera to gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. I would say that the food ranked up there with Casta Diva. The resturant was much more pleasant and the staff very gracious. This will become our favorite place.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound