Whether you’re craving simple marinara sauce or lusting for the finest pasta, South Philadelphia has one of the largest numbers of top-notch Italian restaurants in the U.S. Ristorante Pesto is one at the top of that list.
This exquisite restaurant is operated and owned by one of South Philly’s established restaurant families, the Varallos, who still remember how food tasted in Italy. And they capture those flavors here at Pesto.
Giovanni Varallo owns Pesto with his wife, Concetta. Giovanni and Maria Varallo-Facenda are the chefs. The restaurant opened March 2003 and has been going strong ever since.