Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Avenue Delicatessen
27 N. Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne , PA 19050
Neighborhood: Lansdowne
Parking: Free parking lot behind restaurant, accessed from Lansdowne Avenue. Metered street parking.
Handicap access: Wheelchair accessible
Cuisine type: Deli
Meals Served: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Style: Chef and co-owner Laura Frangiosa’s Jewish-Italian deli mash-up is more than just a fun concept that fuses the Reuben into an arancini. It strikes an ambitious spark for a new generation of scratch delis whose best flavors are made in-house, from outstanding corned beef to moist Jewish apple cake, hearty breakfasts, and Italian-inspired dinner plates that strike a perfect tone of casual comfort for Lansdowne’s downtown strip.
Specialties: Reuben arancini; Jewish wedding soup; peasant soup; house-cured corned beef; house-smoked turkey; mushroom-polenta cake with sausage and broccoli rabe; chicken Parmigiano; short-rib ragu with pappardelle; eggplant lasagna; Mighty Casey breakfast sandwich; apple maple cinnamon pancakes; corned beef hash; cheesecake; Jewish apple cake; chocolate pudding.
Alcohol: BYOB. Complimentary beer, however, is given out Saturday nights (usually a local brew).
Weekend noise: A very mellow 78 decibels. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Hours: Breakfast: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch: Tuesday through Sunday, from open to close. Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday, 4-9 p.m.
Reservations: Not required
Prices: $