A NY hound here, posting for the first time on the Philly boards! My California-based family and I are coming in to the city to celebrate my sister's ceremonial start to med school...and now I'm in charge of Friday night dinner!
I've done the proper 'hound thing: scoured the boards, gotten my baptism in Philly's BYOB scene (I *think* this board likes Matyson and Marigold Kitchen), and gotten my Reading Market stops marked down (one roast pork sandwich with greens, pepers, and sharp prov, yessir!)
I'd like to do an Italian dinner for the fam Friday night though, and I've got too many recommendations to know what to do with. Can you help me pick? Criterion: The fam loves pasta, prefers Batali-esque Italian to old-school Italian-American, and would like something reasonably priced ($25 or under for entrees, no Vetri).
I've got on my list:
Cafe Casta Diva
La Locanda del GitoneHi hounds!
Thanks for helping me narrow it down! Will report back as to how it tastes compared to NY's Italian offerings.