Philly has some of the best Italian restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for the traditional pizza and pasta or for some unique Italian twists, Philadelphia offers it all. With upscale restaurants, family friendly spots, and BYOs, this list should be able to get you through the winter (and the rest of your life).

1. Little Nonna’s

wine, meatball
Amber Shi

1234 Locust Street

Best Appetizers: Fontina stuffed meatballs and garlic bread

Must-Try Pasta: Pan seared gnocchi

Best Dessert: Tiramisu

Great Date Spot

2. Wm. Mulherin’s & Sons

sweet potato, cream, cinnamon, pumpkin
Shae Chambers

1355 N Front Street

Best Appetizers: Veal tartare toast and octopus

Must-Try Pizza: Spicy Jawn

Must-Try Pasta: Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Great Cocktails

3. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Avenue

Best Appetizer: Mozzarella in carozza

Must-Try Pastas: Maccheroni alla mugnaia and Ravioli with ricotta and truffle

Warning: The ravioli is $40 but worth every bite

4. La Viola

253 S 16th Street

Must-Order: Penne alla Vodka

Great BYO with large parties

5. La Fontana Della Citta

1701 Spruce Street

Must-Order: Penne alla vodka (currently rivaling La Viola’s Penne)

Must-Try Entrée: Chicken Parmesan

Prime location near Rittenhouse

6. Zavino

meat, pepper, sauce, tomato, vegetable, pasta, spaghetti
Stephanie Wilf

3200 Chestnut Street

Unique Dish: Spaghetti squash

Must-Order: Any of the pizzas

Perfect Spot on Campus

7. Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill Street

Best Appetizer: Rotollo

Must-Try Pizza: Margheritta and Quattro Formaggi

Must-Try Dessert: Nutella pizza and Fried pizza dough

Best Pizza in Philadelphia

8. Amis

412 S 13th Street

Must-Try Appetizer: Ricotta and black pepper bruschetta

Must-Try Pastas: Cacio e Pepe and Bucatini with jalapeno and almond pesto

Best Dessert: Belgian-style waffle with Nutella and toasted hazelnuts

Offers a great Brunch on the weekends

9. Osteria

640 N Broad Street

Must-Try Pasta: Candele with wild boar bolognese

Best Entrée: Chicken “alla griglia”

Must-Try Pizza: Parma with mozzarella, fontina, argula and prosciutto di parma

Amazing vegetable sides

10. Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

1714 Walnut Street

Must-Try Appetizers: Fried Mozzarella, stuffed meatballs, risotto balls

Best Pizza: Napoli or Pietros

Best appetizers in Philadelphia