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NBC Philly Foodie: Ristorante Pesto - Homemade Italian cooking just like you'd expect at home is what you'll get at this South Philly hot spot.
   
   
Ristorante Pesto: Italian delights on South Broad - by Josh McIlvain, DigitalCity.com
Ever find yourself down in the wacky and woolly world of South Broad, with its junky stores and funeral homes? Step into Ristorante Pesto for a real change of pace: an attractive, medium-sized Italian BYOB. The waitstaff is extremely attentive and knowledgeable, rattling off an extensive list of specials.
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Ristorante Pesto - by April White, Philly Magazine
When the waiter -- South Philly slick, with a smooth Italian accent -- arrives tableside to rattle off the specials at Ristorante Pesto, close your menu. It will take all your concentration to remember, and choose between, the options.
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Italian Pygmalion - by Robin Rinaldi, Philadelphia Weekly
I have mixed feelings about Pesto's lack of curb appeal. On one hand, the plain awning and small front windows of the new South Philly BYOB will certainly keep some superficial poseurs from venturing inside, and that's a good thing. On the other hand, they might also keep the poseurs' wallets from venturing inside, and that would be a shame, because Pesto deserves to thrive.
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Ristorante Pesto - by Phyllis Stein-Novack, South Philly Review
Pesto, the heady raw sauce made with fragrant basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano, hails from Genoa, home of Christopher Columbus. Ristorante Pesto is the name Claudio Conigliaro and John Varallo (owner and chef of Io e Tu on South Ninth Street) have given their new BYOB on South Broad Street.
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Ristorante Pesto - by Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer
A sad thing happens to many old ethnic neighborhoods in America's big cities. They wither to a shell of their former immigrant vibrance after half a century or so. Once the second or third generation becomes prosperous and moves to the suburbs, all that's left is impending blight and a few kitschy joints where only the tourists think the gravy or schnitzel is still worth eating.
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Customer Reviews
Needed a top notch meal to thank my cousins for show tickets to the Walnut and Pesto was the answer. We feasted on sumptuous appetizers, diverse main courses and decadent desserts; sharing our four portions family style. Try the sole, filleted table side. It was my favorite even though I rarely order fish.
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Ristorante Pesto | 1915 South Broad St. | Philadelphia, PA 19148 | Phone 215-336-8380

Store Hours
Tuesday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
(Closed on Mondays)

Full Liquor License
Wine still permitted (no corkage fees)
No alcohol or beer allowed

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