Of all the reasons to visit Osteria's new sibling in the Moorestown Mall, the most compelling (aside from a movie and a good sale at Lord & Taylor) is an exceptional Italian wine list - often a third less expensive than at the Philly original.
Ah, the virtues of drinking across the river from a wine scene stifled by the PLCB.
And while aficionados will likely go for the famous Brunellos and Barolos, I savor the guidance of Osteria's outstanding wine stewards, who eagerly share their passion for lesser-known, small production vino.
Going for the big steak? A $53 bottle of Cantina Due Palme's inky-dark Susumaniello (a.k.a. "Donkey wine") has a smoky, jammy, herby Pugliese edge.