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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Il Portico

1519 Walnut St. (15th St.) Send to Phone
215-587-7000
Upscale Tuscan fare steps from Rittenhouse Square.
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Il Portico Restaurant Review

: Il Portico showcases chef-owner Alberto Delbello’s Tuscan-style cuisine. Polished wood paneling reflects the iridescent chandeliers; waiters move competently in the hushed ambience. Try the swordfish carpaccio drizzled with imported extra virgin olive oil, and an addictive homemade matzo, grilled, dusted with herbs, and served with Tuscan olive oil and baby artichokes Jewish style --- sautéed in garlic and oil. The special mazagna --- lasagna made with béchamel sauce and artichokes --- may appear in the spring and at the Seders that Delbello prepares at Passover. These are unique feasts, and must be booked well in advance. Of course, baby lamb chops or boneless quail in a sauce of red wine and spices may be had at any time with wine from the extensive (not inexpensive) list --- say, a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo? Desserts are always enticing, especially the tiramisu. Delbello opened Club Adesso upstairs, a dance club overlooking Walnut Street, which features both live music and DJs.

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