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sfizzo question + society hill rants & raves

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sfizzo question + society hill rants & raves

brynn | Dec 23, 2005 04:23 PM

Hi All,
Anyone heard about or been to a restaurant called Sfizzo in Society Hill (near the 3 tall apartment buildings)? I think that's the name of the neighborhood, anyway, someone correct me if I'm wrong. So hard to learn where the neighborhoods begin and end!
Back to the restaurant; looked nice enough from the outside, but I walked by around dinnertime last Saturday and there was no one in there. Is this place any good?

On that particular day I was in the area to try out Positano Coast - comtemporary Italian and a fabulous wine list. The food was served on small plates, so we ordered a variety of dishes - all decadent. Great service, and really interesting decorations. I didn't really get the pants and vests glued to the canvas on the wall, I guess they were trying to stick with the mediterranean blue and white theme. I was shocked by how low our bill was, after a few mini-entrees and a bottle of our favorite wine. Definitely worth a visit.

While on the way there, just skip right over Bookbinders. Originally was going to eat there for dinner; sat at the bar for a drink first. The bartender was so incredibly snotty I didn't even feel like staying for a second drink, let alone dinner. Took forever to get his attention to bring the check... and we were two out of four customers in the entire bar! I'll never go back.

Final note of the evening, caught a movie and then desert at the little Chinese restaurant next to the Ritz theatre on 2nd St. I'm sorry, I can't remember what it's called, but it's by the marble street map in an alley off of 2nd. Sat at the bar, and ordered vodka tonics (skip these), fried ice cream (skip this... read: ice cream rolled in stale cornflakes and brown sugar) and... possibly one of the best things I ordered all evening, fried bananas in honey with sesame seeds. Oh, yum. Those were fantastic and possibly even worth the trip alone!

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