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Nunzio's Ristorante Rustico

706 Haddon Ave. (Brace Rd.) Send to Phone
856-858-9840 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Bring your best Barolo to pair with Nunzio's Italian fare.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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Nunzio's Ristorante Rustico Restaurant Review

: A player in the burgeoning Collingswood dining scene, Nunzio Patruno's solo enterprise is just a few minutes from downtown Philadelphia and well worth the trip. Designed to resemble a piazza in Italy, the restaurant has stucco walls in a pale adobe color that suggests doorways and windows surrounding the main square. There is even a dome painted blue with clouds, so it feels like daylight all the time. Murals show the quaint trulli (little white conical houses) that are native to Apulia, Patruno’s birthplace. The food is ingredient-driven and true to tradition, whether it is fish or meat. Start your dinner with the chef's silken, homemade potato gnocchi, served with tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella. Stay old-school with eggplant Parm and homemade meatballs, or try the chicken and shrimp sautéed with asparagus and capers in a white wine-lemon sauce. Fans of Milanese fare can get their beaten cutlet in veal, pork or chicken, topped with fresh arugula and diced tomatoes. Bring your best Barolo and enjoy. For a light finish, try the tiramisu. Chef Patruno’s cooking classes, covering topics such as the sauces and pastas of Naples or using truffles, are popular and fill up quickly. The restaurant is also a favorite destination for the traditional seven-fish dinner on Christmas Eve and chef's tastings in a private room off the kitchen.

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