Tria is a wine cheese and beer cafe. If you are a cheese connoisseur like me, check this place out. They pride themselves in their global cheeses and local seasonal ingredients. Tria is very affordable and has lots of options. They have unique small plates, salads and sandwiches. It is a nice place to wind down after work, on your lunch hour or on a lovely weekend lunch. They have two locations which are: Rittenhouse- 123 S. 18th St. and Sansom St
Washington West- 1137 Spruce St.
Tria is a place like no other! Come check it out!
La Viola is so good they had to build an addition right across the street from the original place to house more hungry customers. Walking into La viola I feel that I am with my family in my dining room. The wait staff make you feel so welcome and they are always making sure you are happy and well fed. The food is a showcase of the italian craft from the Abruzzo region of Italy. The pasta is homemade, the food is fresh and seasonal and the sauces are unbelievable. The prices range from seven to eighteen dollars. La Viola is known for the delicate rich pasta dishes but they also have veal, chicken, eggplant, salads and desserts. The location is 253 S. 16th Street and there is another location right across the street. So, if one place is too crowded, just go across the street, and if that place is too crowded, just wait...IT IS THAT GOOD!
You will forget you are in Philadelphia when you step into this Parisienne Brasserie. With a view of Rittenhouse Park, Parc takes french food to a whole new level. With authentic chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), baguette sandwiches and steak frittes, I am on a vacation in Paris. The interior is lined with lace, wicker and tile, and the exterior has wicker chairs with little round tables under mahogany awnings. The price range is from six dollars to twenty-nine dollars (for dinner menu). The location is on 227 S. 18th Street. Go on, go take an adventure! Au Revoir!
"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie its..." Pizzeria Stella! Located on 2nd and Lombard which is on the old city cobblestone road, this place reminds me of the narrow streets of Rome. The pizza here is thin and crisp with the best ingredients around, such as truffles, pine nuts and pancetta. The appetizers are just as good as the pizza! The ingredients are so fresh from the warm focaccia and Ricotta to the broccoli rape and ricotta salata. My mouth drools just thinking about this place.
For the first of my dessert entries, I needed to discuss this place I like to call heaven. Yogorino, which is located on 20th street right off of Rittenhouse Park has the best frozen yogurt I ever had in my entire life. Even better news, their frozen yogurt has been called healthy! It is full of probiotics which benefits immunity among many things. The topings range from hazelnut sauce, pistachio sauce and many types of chocolate sauces. You can also get fresh seasonal fruits and different types of chocolates and nuts. It is quite costly but I don't care, it is too good. In the summer, I go here almost everyday and sit in the Park and love life with this in my hand.
Do I really need to say anything? Chocolate by the bald man, as they say, transformed chocolate into a sensory experience. He opened his first place in Israel in the 1960's and today it is all over the world. Max Brenner sees chocolate as romantic and decadent. Ever since he readCharlie and the Chocolate factory, his dream of a chocolate river turned into amazing chocolate waffles, fondus and drinks that you yourself can dive into on 15th and Walnut.
These are some of my favorite places to eat in Philadelphia. I hope I inspired you to get out there and live a little and try new foods. If you have any questions about places to eat, feel free to ask, I get around... I hope you enjoyed this Sunday Treat! xoxxo