929 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Barra Rossa is a pizzeria and wine bar in the hustle and bustle of Center City, at 9th and Walnut. The bar and restaurant offers a lively nightly scene. The wood-fired pizzas use only fresh and local ingredients, and each dish pairs with a wine or specialty cocktail. Pizzas include the traditional white, four cheese, margherita and salumi (hot spressata, pepperoni, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella). If you’re attending a show at the Walnut Street Theatre, Kimmel Center or Forrest Theatre, dine and drink before or after at Barra Rossa and receive 10 or 15 percent off your meal.
1700 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Birra brings inventive pizzas and craft beers to South Philly. Using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Birra serves family-styled meals including brick-oven thin-crust pizzas such as mac & cheese, the Brooklyn bagel (with salmon, chive, dill capers, tomato and everything crust) and pear & gruyere. Of course, Birra also serves more traditional pizzas, like a margherita, and you can also make your own with a list of ingredients. Birra has an extensive list of beers by type including IPAs, ambers, Italians, belgianistas, gluten free and wheats. If you don’t like beer, this bar sells wine and cocktails.
Giovani’s Bar And Grill
1533 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Giovani’s Bar and Grill is located at 15th and Chestnut Streets and is a sports bar (with 7 high-def TVs) known for its pizza. This place has a bar menu where you can order a $10 10-inch margherita pizza, as well as an extensive eat-in menu featuring classic and Sicilian pizzas, as well as specialty pizza, like the meat lover and mixed vegetables. The bar serves cocktails, such as the $11 old fashioned and $10 Moscow mule, wine and bottles and cans, including $4 Miller Lite and $5 Twisted Tea.
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2101 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Victor’s Bar is a tiny bar in Rittenhouse. It is attached to Mix Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant and offers menu choices and specials from the restaurant. Pizza from Mix include the chilanga (refriend beans, chorizo, jalapenos, onions, cheddar cheese), bruschetta (chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, mozzarella) and the Hawaiian (sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, bacon). Victor’s Bar serves original cocktails, wine and beer. It has tables and outdoor seating perfect for sharing a few drinks and food with co-workers and friends.
112 S 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.zavinohospitalitygroup.comZavino’s has two locations in Philadelphia: one on 13th and Sansom and the other in University City. At this restaurant and bar, pizza is made to order in an 850-degree oven, ensuring the crust is crunchy, never burnt and the cheese melted. The menu offers a few pizza choices, including the stache, made with pistachio pesto, mozzarella, lemon vinaigrette and baby arugula, but may be altered in order to fit your needs. The wine bar offers a select few white, red, rose and sparkling wine to perfectly pair with your pizza, and it also serves beer and cocktails.
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