House specialties include rustic style Italian treats such as house-made sausages, braised meats and oysters. For “le Pezzi” the little pieces, our group shared the daily selection of oysters (James River); prosciutto cotto with honey crisp apples and black pepper maple glaze; house-made pretzels with spicy beer cheese- a salute to Philadelphia, and pig tails with fennel agrodolce. Signature entrée dishes enjoyed included Maple Glazed Fried
Chicken with mozzarella curd mashed potatoes- very popular with our group; an entree sized bitter greens salad with sweet date vinaigrette and crispy duck confit; a carbonara burger with fried egg, guanciale, and black pepper pecorino maionese; and a roasted pig’s head all accompanied by Talanonti’s Rosso del Politici, a luscious Italian red wine.
The combination of crispy skinned moist fried chicken combined with the flavor packed mashed potatoes was truly a dish for the coldest night on Broad Street. If that wasn’t enough comfort and joy, the desserts, including a chocolate taco, and a truly decadent Donut Bread Pudding, left us feeling happy we had braved the cold and made the trip. Whether you drive 45 minutes or walk 15, you will really enjoy the neighborhood coziness and yummy flavors of this Italian gastropub.