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If you're in search of delicious red-gravy Italian cuisine, bear south to Philadelphia's authentic Italian enclave in South Philadelphia. We've done our due diligence to select top picks for old-school red gravy joints that are sure to deliver. At these places, it’s just as much about what’s on the table as it is about those sitting around it. Bring your family, appetite and cash (many are cash-only) to any of the spots below for an unforgettable meal.Read more...
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A visit to Mr. Martino’s equates to a visit to grandma’s on the weekend. And that’s the only time they’re open--Friday through Sunday. It’s a red-gravy time capsule, and marveling over the antiques that populate the walls are all part of the experience. In this homey trattoria, you’ll always find co-owner Maria and only Maria, in the kitchen.
New York magazine included Marra’s in its article “Pasta Porn: 101 of America’s Most Delicious Noodle Dishes.” This South Philly mainstay is also known for its original recipe pizza. And if you don’t take our word for it, just ask John Travolta or Conan O'Brien who have frequented Marra's several times.
It’s one of America’s oldest Italian restaurants continuously owned and operated by the same family--the Dispigno’s. Once a destination for Frank Sinatra, the red gravy recipe remains the same, five generations later. BYOB on Sunday or enjoy wine from the 65-degree cellar. Salute!
Crowds pack this boisterous dining room in Bella Vista and are served up piping-hot plates of pan-seared award-winning meatballs blanketed with red gravy. Bring the family and get there around 5:00 p.m.--seats fill up quickly.