Philly has a lot of great little restaurants that you can bring your own booze to, so this week we’ll begin a series that investigates the gems in this crowd.
At 1328 Pine Street, Philadelphia pasta lovers will rejoice to find quaint trattoria Giorgio on Pine. Serving up all the tried and true favorites you can imagine in a low-lit Italian eatery with a BYO license to boot, Giorgio Giuliani (formerly of Primavera and Monte Carlo Living Room) offers a truly chic and affordable romantic dining experience to the casual epicurean.
The neighborhood is not without memorable dining potential, but you’ll want to give Giorgio’s a turn. The tiny, charming entrance belies a deep interior with multiple rooms, filled with attentive and knowledgeable restaurant professionals.
Although Italian restaurants can be limiting to those with diet restrictions, Giorgio’s ample menu strives to offer something to everyone – even gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes that actually taste good.
If you’re slinging a white wine alongside, you could always go with traditional seafood pairing like the perfectly steamed clams with linguine. Gnocchi aficionados won’t be disappointed by their version of the little dumpling-like morsels, made in house daily in a 12 hour braised beef ragout.