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Scannicchio’s… it’s worth learning how to park in the median strip

It’s the off-season for baseball, so Leslie Quiros of TOTAL Specialties and Brian Mahoney of the Philadelphia Phillies went off to lunch to plan the 2014 season for TOTAL. Brian and Leslie wanted to talk shop. Me? I wanted to eat! Parking is challenging here on South Broad. There are spots a bit north on Broad, or sometimes you can get lucky in the median strip. Out-of-towners often find this amusing. The Oregon subway stop on the Broad Street Line is just a block away if you’re planning on taking in a ballgame at the Sports Complex after lunch or before dinner.

Scannicchio’s is one of those throw-back, old school Italian places. It can be crowded, especially at dinner. Lunch, however, is a pleasure!

We started off with one of my favorite special appetizers – the sausage and figs. We had to ask for it as it’s a dinner special and the kitchen didn’t disappoint. The sauce has a delicious sweet and sour taste and this alone is worth the trip.

The lunch menu isn’t as extensive as the dinner menu and the portions seemed a bit smaller. Still, the pasta we ordered was delicious as was my Tilapia in the white wine sauce. Unfortunately, there wasn’t room for dessert. If you’re looking for a place to eat in the heart of South Philly, you can’t go wrong here.


2500 South Broad Street (at Porter)
(215) 468-9300


Hours (call ahead first; they close early if they’re not busy)
Lunch Weekdays: Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm (Closed Mondays)
Dinner Weekdays: Serving fron 4:30pm
Weekends: Serving from 3:30pm (make reservations; it gets packed)

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