Signora & Sr. Grub will be visiting the Cradle of Independence for 4th of July week. With apologies for what are undoubtedly repeated questions, we need brotherly hound guidance on "best of show" restaurants.
Since we live in LA, your can exclude Asian (or any fused variation thereof) & Mexican/Central/South American places, but pls tell us where the A-list, must-chow food is in the following categories:
1. Lunch spots near the historic area
2. Memorable dinner restaurants (anywhere in the city, any price category) with emphasis on seafood & Italian
3. Best pizza (Il Grubarino is an ex-pat NJite, so thin crust, splendido sausage & stringy mozarella impt)
4. Best cheesesteak (no fighting, pls)
TIA. Will report back on findings.