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Bars and Gastropubs in South West Center City

Resurrection Ale HouseCall it SWCC, call it “G-Ho” (or please don’t), the south west area of Center City in Philadelphia has been on a slow but steady upswing of late. Old grungy bars have given way to some great gastropubs, places you can enjoy a damn fine meal along with good beer, wine and cocktails.

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Review: Roberto Cafe BYOB in Philadelphia

A Classic Italian BYOB on South Street, in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital Area

Roberto Cafe in Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania is a city overflowing with Italian BYOB restaurants, including South Street’s Roberto Cafe. Located in the old Graduate Hospital area (increasingly referred to as “Southwest Center City”) Roberto Cafe has been serving quality, classic Italian fare to area residents for several years. It is one of my favorites when in the mood for unassuming, casual Italian dining where the warm service makes regulars feel like part of the family. Roberto Cafe offers dependable, classic dishes in a cozy setting at reasonable prices. I’ve eaten there enough to sample my way through a large portion of their menu, and have very rarely been disappointed. If you’re visiting Philadelphia and want to enjoy a local favorite a bit off the typical tourist track, then Roberto Cafe might be the place for you.

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Review: Novita Bistro BYOB in Philadelphia

Lamb tagine at Novita Bistro in PhiladelphiaNovita 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.

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