5 Must-Try Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Must Try Restaurants

Photo: Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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Philadelphia's Must Try RestaurantsPhiladelphia, PA - Whether you're in town for business or vacation, Philadelphia is full of must-try restaurants.  From the sexy and sophisticated to the cozy and casual, you'll find something to suit your needs.

1. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Located on Walnut Street in the heart of the Old City, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is a restaurant that's a bit different from your typical Italian eatery. It pays tribute to owner Aldo Lamberti's Italian hometown. It features a variety of mouthwatering Italian cuisine and various drink options. Originally, Positano Coast was intended to evoke a vacation tour of Italy. The decor and furniture mimicked a seaside town. To bring the concept to life, Aldo Lamberti sent a team of designers and carpenters to Italy. Pietro Del Vaglio Studio designed the restaurant's interior.

2. Bud & Marilyn's

Located on 13th Street, Bud & Marilyn's is a retro-styled American comfort food restaurant.  The menu has updated versions of classic dishes featuring scratch-baked bread and high-quality ingredients. The place is also known for its reasonably priced meals. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran own Bud & Marilyn's. The place has a retro feel with vintage decor and wood-paneled walls. In addition to its retro-inspired interiors, Bud & Marilyn's offers a full breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu. The restaurant serves a selection of fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp buns, and French toast. It also serves a handful of brunch cocktails.

3. Talula's Daily

Talula's Daily is located on Washington Square, a charming country-chic store that offers wholesome food.  This eatery offers a variety of options for diners, including take-and-go items, a coffee bar, and an upscale buffet. Its comfortable atmosphere and pleasant staff make it a great spot to enjoy a meal with family or friends. The restaurant offers a farm-to-table menu, a market & cafe providing pastries & prepared foods, and set-price American dinners.

4. Amada PHL

Amada PHL is one of Philadelphia's most popular dining destinations in the heart of Old City. Guests can expect a funky, contemporary menu of Spanish tapas. The restaurant also features enthralling flamenco performances and dazzling, opulent decor. Amada serves up an eclectic selection of dishes that highlight the cuisine of Spanish chef Jose Garces. The restaurant has two dining areas: a casual, rustic dining room and a more intimate lounge. The restaurant is an excellent choice for a date or a group. Its staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

5. Morimoto

Located in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Morimoto is an elegant restaurant that offers a wide variety of sushi and contemporary Japanese cuisine. The menu is comprised of traditional dishes with a modern twist. Suppose you want to try some of the city's best sushi. In that case, this is one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia. The menu includes sushi, ramen, teppanyaki, and classic Japanese entrees. The omakase, or chef's combination platter, is an excellent way to sample the restaurant menu. Depending on the price range, you can choose from items like salmon avocado roll, shiitake mushroom roll, a5 wagyu steak, bluefin tuna tartare, and a few other specialties.

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