Philadelphia November 04, 2017
The One Italian Restaurant In Philadelphia With Pasta As Good As Grandma’s
You can’t walk a block through South Philadelphia without passing
at least one Italian restaurant. In such a saturated market and in a neighborhood filled with Italians who grew up going to Nonna’s for Sunday Supper, a restaurant really has to stand out in order to stick around. Ristorante Pesto does just that. They’ve earned their reputation as the site of the best pasta in Philadelphia by getting it right every single time. If you haven’t been here yet, you’re in for a real treat.
Ristorante Pesto is a family owned spot on South Broad street, near Passyunk Ave.
The restaurant is located at 1915 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148, and their phone number is (215) 336-8380.
Everything is carefully made under the watchful eye of the Varallo family.
Giovanni and Concetta Vallaro own the restaurant, and Giovanni and Maria Vallaro-Facenda are the chefs.
Like most South Philly hole-in-the-walls, seating can be limited, so you might want to make a reservation.
You will be impressed with any meal ordered here! The burrata and prosciutto dish has a fantastic reputation.
Their pasta specials often include fresh seafood, and sometimes even squid ink pasta.
Oh, and if you like gnocchi? You will be in heaven. Try it with their Rose sauce...
...or covered in pesto.
They'll even top gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce!
There's no limit to the mouthwatering magic of Ristorante Pesto.
You will be blown away by any pasta dish you order.
You don't have to take my word for it - flip through nearly 200 five-star reviews on
and see just how many people called their meal here the best they've ever had.
Don't forget to save room for dessert! Their cannoli is gigantic, and the cakes are definitely big enough to share.
Ristorante Pesto is one of the best Italian spots in Philadelphia, and it’s in a neighborhood that’s been growing by leaps and bounds every year. Passyunk Square is the place to be in Philly now – read more about this
Charming Neighborhood In Philadelphia Where You’ll Never Run Out Of Things To Do.
What’s your favorite dish on the menu at Ristorante Pesto? Let us know in the comments below – we’re always looking for tasty new things to try!