We ate a Lauletta's last Saturday evening. We have driven past lauletta's a few times over the past year and always intended to give it a try. I am sorry we waited so long. The restaurant is owned by Joe Lauletta who used to be the head waiter at primavera on South Street. He is the chef at this tiny byo and seems to be very talented.
The kitchen is open at the entrance of the restaurant which is a converted luncheonette. They have about 6 seats at a counter just past the entrance and 8 tables in the back. The food is terrific. Not your typical south philly red gravy place. The bread comes from a good local bakery and is served with a nice olive oil. For apps our group had a nice salad of baby greens, apple, walnuts and gorgonzola in a balsamic vinegrette, shrimp in a light cream sauce and another had tomatoes and mozzarella. For entrees we had one of the specials which was seared scallops in a light spicy cream sauce which surrounded a mound of sauteed spinach over a grilled portabello. We also had the special orechette pasta with spinach, shrimp and sausage. The guys had chicken sauteed with artichokes. All was very good. The prices are reasonable in keeping with a good byo. We didn't try the desserts.
They take reservations and their number is 215 755-5422. It was very crowded and a bit noisy on Saturday night.