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Nominated for: BEST Italian
Established in 1899, “Dante & Luigi's, corona di ferro” is Philadelphia's OLDESTItalian restaurant and one of the oldest existing Italian restaurants in the United States.
Situated in the heart of the Italian Market district, it was once the destination of Italian immigrants arriving in Philadelphia. Unable to speak English, they arrived on the docks with the name of the restaurant written on a scrap of paper and pinned to their lapels. They were given lodging in the upstairs rooms and work in the restaurant.
Today, Dante & Luigi's retains much of the same atmosphere as it had in the past. Housed in two converted town houses, the charm of yesterday still exists. The cuisine is a well-balanced mix of homemade, “Old World” specialties, along with delicious fresh seafood and exceptional daily specials.
I can't say enough about Dante and Luigi's. I went for my birthday for the first time with family, and we were all blown away by the food (and the atmosphere is perfect- beautiful decor!). And that's hard to do when you're with your mother and grandmother who are FROM Italy and learned to cook there. If they like an Italian restaurant, the food is incredible!
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