Hello Philadelphia Chowhounders,
I have been looking over many Italian restaurants online and the majority seem to be Italian-American and many do not seem to be stellar Italian-American at that. Instead, I was hoping to find some mainland Italian restaurants with more emphasis being on the southern cuisines--let's say Lazio and Abruzzo down--rather than the northern. Are there any restaurants in Philadelphia that specialize in food from the Puglia region? On another note, I would prefer places that aren't too upscale, but are more like your average place in Rome or Bari. Pizza places are welcome as well.
Thank you very much!