943 S. Ninth St.
Philadelphia , PA 19147
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Cuisine type: Argentinian; Italian
Dinner - Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.
Pascual "Pat" Cancelliere taps the rustic flavors of his Argentine-Italian heritage with homey empanadas, handmade pastas, and a grill-centric menu that lets simply prepared meats, offal, and house-made sausage shine with little more than chimichurri. Such zest deserves a bigger audience, but they'll come with a caveat: This pretty but spare Italian Market room gets noisy faster than you can say "Tango!"
Empanada trio; house-made chorizo and blood sausage; grilled provoletta; octopus; grilled sweetbreads; ensalada Russa; grilled meats with chimichurri (skirt steak; short ribs; strip); hake with lemon butter; pappardelle special; lemon crisp cookies with dulce de leche.
BYOB. Think Argentine: Bring a zesty red malbec to go with the steaks, a floral, delicate white torrontes to complement the seafood.
A horrific echo from all the hard surfaces can approach triple digits (98 decibels) when even half full. Needs to be addressed. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)