There are times when a night of celebrating gets away from you, and what you thought might be a casual dinner snowballs into your friends planning an all-night dance-off at the Dolphin Tavern. It’s a good thing you already made reservations at Ristorante Pesto, because you’re going to need to put something substantial in your stomach beforehand. The eggplant rollatini and seafood pasta should both be on your table, along with as many bottles of wine as your group feels the need to bring.
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ITV is a restaurant and cocktail bar in East Passyunk with solid small plates that works great for a casual date.
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The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
If you’re looking for some good Neapolitan-style pizza in a casual space, go to Pizzeria Vetri.
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South Philadelphia Tap Room is a neighborhood bar where you plan to stop for a drink and end up spending the whole night.
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