5 Restos to Keep on Your Restaurant Bucket List in 2017
The second-floor dining room at Gran Caffe L’Aquila is inspired by the old-style Italian region of Abruzzo.
Philly has always been known for its top-tier Italian restaurants, and Gran Caffe L’Aquila is a more-than-worthy entry into that upper echelon. With a serious coffee program (proper espresso! killer cappuccino!), swoon-worthy gelato, and a menu full of the Italian delicacies fans clamor for—think speck from Alto Adige and mortadella from Bologna—Gran Caffe is the next best thing to hopping on a flight from PHL to Rome. 1716 Chestnut St., 215-568-5600