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Photo Credit: Palladino's On Passyunk

Photo Credit: Palladino’s On Passyunk

Palladino’s On Passyunk
1934 Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(267) 928-4339
www.lukepalladino.com/Palladinos

Alright guys, Valentine’s Day is almost here.

Ugh, trust us we know- it’s a completely commercial holiday that just suckers you into buying that special someone in your life flowers, chocolate and jewelry.

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Well instead of just getting your sweetie some random gift, how about doing something that you’ll both enjoy? This year do something different and head to Palladino’s on Passyunk for a delicious Italian meal you’ll love and that will also save you from the agony of having to choke down your Valentine’s inedible attempt at a homemade meal.

At Palladino’s you’ll enjoy tasty delights like hand-crafted pastas, wood fired steaks, as well as delicious fresh fish; and the best part is that it will probably cost you less than anything on that gift list she sent over. Don’t worry, if you’ve already got something romantic planned you can just head over to Palladino’s after and unwind at the bar with scrumptious bar snacks like potato skins and fritti calamari or sip down sensational signature cocktails like the Ombra or EPX Coupe. If dinner or a late night bite isn’t quite your scene, you can hit up their special Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday and chow down on some Bread Pudding French Toast or the Salmon Bruschetta.

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So ditch the flowers and head to Pallandinos for a V-Day you’ll both actually enjoy.

Note: You should still probably pick up some chocolate.

By Stephanie Hartmann

Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Philadelphia.