Pennsylvania is a culinary dream for food lovers. But, with all the restaurants – casual, fine dining, buffet, and more – that dot the landscape, it’s easy to overlook hidden gems. Tantalize your taste buds with a scrumptious meal from one of these 10 hidden restaurants in Pennsylvania.
1. Bistro Albertino – 634 N York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Journey to Italy without leaving PA's borders when you have lunch or dinner at Bistro Albertino. The quaint restaurant features a menu of such favorites as fettuccine Alfredo, chicken Marsala, rib eye, and veal picatta. Bistro Albertino welcomes diners Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
2. Augusto’s – 530 Madison Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974
Indulge in a scrumptious meal at Augusto's, which serves both lunch and dinner. Peruse the menu that boasts such entrees as jambalaya, steak frites, salmon, and red snappers. Dine at Augusto's Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Rose Marie’s Restaurant – 26 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Sit down to a delightful meal at the charming Italian eatery, Rose Marie's Restaurant. Peruse the menu that boasts such Italian dishes as bruschetta, flat bread calzones, lasagna, and pizza. Rose Marie's Restaurant welcomes guests daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
4. Henry’s Salt of the Sea – 1926 W Allen Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Treat yourself to a scrumptious seafood dinner at Henry's Salt of the Sea. Browse the menu which features a range of "French-inspired seafood dishes," including lobster Francaise, broiled sea scallops, and broiled twin tales. Entrees at the quaint seafood restaurant come with the salad bar. Henry's Salt of the Sea is open Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5. Cenacolo Restaurant – 1061 Main Street, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Relax as you enjoy an authentic Italian meal at Cenacola Restaurant. Discover a generous menu of Italian dishes, including four cheese ravioli, basil gnocchi, rigatoni, and trottolla. Cenacola Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
6. Sotto – 151 S 24th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Bring your own beer to this charming Italian restaurant, Sotto, that promises diners an authentic "Taste of Italy." The generous menu features such dishes as fried calamari, grilled octopus, linguine pesto, veal marsala, and New Zealand lamp chops. Sotto is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.
7. Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine – 10104 Valley Forge Circle, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Sit down to an authentic Mediterranean meal at Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine. The menu, friendly to both carnivores and vegetarians, features such dishes as the veggie combo platter, the falafel platter, fried flounder, and chicken Shawerma fatteh. Stop by Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
8. Clifford’s Restaurant – 514 Upper Harmony Road, Evans City, PA 16033
Feel like you’re part of the family at the family-owned Clifford’s Restaurant, a BYOB eatery. The enchanting restaurant, which requires reservations, serves such tantalizing dishes as whole boneless trout, ahi tuna, and grilled pork loin chops. Reserve a table at Clifford’s Restaurant Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
9. Bunha Faun – 152 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
Discover the deliciousness of French cuisine with an Asian touch at Bunha Faun, a BYOB restaurant in Malvern. Peruse the menu which boasts such dishes as tofu curry, curry of chicken, and sweet red pepper shrimp. Bunha Faun welcomes diners for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
10. Christine’s Restaurant – 385 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Kick back and enjoy a meal at the charming Christine's Restaurant. Bite into a hot slice of pizza or choose from an array of meals, such as eggplant parmigiana, homemade sauteed crab cakes, New York strip steak, and chicken Marsala. Save room for dessert - cannoli, tiramisu, or key lime pie. Visit Christine's Restaurant daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.