Trattoria Carina is in Fitler Square and you’ll feel the shift as soon as you cross 20th street. It’s a little quieter and less flashy than most places around Rittenhouse, but the food and cocktails are both great, and they have a lot of outdoor seating. It’s a good option for a weeknight date, or really any time you want to spend the night drinking Negronis and eating spaghetti with clams.
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Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
Alma De Cuba
If you’re in Rittenhouse and need a spot for Happy Hour, a date, and/or dinner with a group, go to Alma de Cuba.
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Voltaco’s is a take-out-only Italian spot in Ocean City where you’ll find some of the best hoagies and chicken parm around.
Chef Vola’s is an old-school Italian spot in Atlantic City that’s straight out of Boardwalk Empire.
Talula’s is a pizza place in Asbury Park with some of the best baked goods and Neopolitan pies down the shore.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Palizzi Social Club
Palizzi Social Club is a members-only spot in East Passyunk. It’s hard to get a membership, but it’s worth it since the Italian food is so good.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
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