Novita Bistro is a nice change of pace from the overwhelming number of Italian BYOBs throughout Center City and Southwest Center City, Philadelphia. With its emphasis on Mediterranean and Moroccan food, you can enjoy delicious housemade sausages and tagines in their cozy, comfortable dining room. The service is friendly and the chef is quite happy to talk about his food if you catch him by the counter in the open kitchen.
My full review of Novita Bistro describes some of the best bets on their menu, which is all reasonably priced and consistently good. If nothing else be sure to try their calamari, perhaps the best in the city.