943 coming together in the Italian Market

Keep an eye on 943 S. Ninth St. in the Italian Market, as Pascual Cancelliere is developing an Italian-Argentine BYO called 943. He hopes to open in several weeks.

From 2000 to 2003, Pat was chef at the former Butcher's Cafe nearby, which his late father, John, owned. (Pop Cancelliere was Italian-born but spent much time in Argentina -- hence his son's name is spelled Pascual.)

John Cancelliere, one of those great old-school-Philly restaurant operators, had such spots as El Gaucho in Old City, Cafe Longano (up the street at 767 S. Ninth), Ristorante Volare in Manayunk and Monterey Grille in Old City. He died in 2005.

Pat Cancelliere is going for comfortable. He shared draft menus for lunch and dinner (Tuesdays through Sundays, including brunch Saturdays and Sundays). Dinner entrees will run $17 to $20.

Among 943's selections: ravioli of the day, papas fritas (topped with egg, parsley, garlic and oil), pulpo, empanadas, tortillas, chori-pan (an Argentine sausage served with chimichurri on a baguette), and a double-decker sandwich.

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