Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti $$
212 Walnut St., 215/238-0499,
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.,
Fri. 11:30 a.m.–midnight, Sat. noon–midnight, Sun. 1–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
Just one block from the wildest of Old City’s revelry, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti offers a refined take on contemporary southern Italian cuisine, with dishes like lamb and leeks, lobster truffle, pan-seared skate, chicken rolatini, pesto crab cakes, and more.
The menu is big on crudo (seafood and meat served raw) and small plates for sharing. An ample outdoor covered seating area on the 2nd floor allows patrons to feel the summer breeze and observe the passersby, or snag one of the comfy couches or a table in the back in the Sopra lounge.
Fine wines and cocktails are available, but Positano Coast also offers diners a BYOB option on Sunday and Monday. Happy hour Monday–Friday 5–7 p.m. includes $3 glasses of wine, along with food and other drink specials.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition