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“Nice addition to neighborhood”
Review of Alla Spina - CLOSED

Alla Spina
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad Street
Transit: Broad Street line- Spring Garden Station
Description: Inspired by years of visits to Italy and a true love of finely made beer, the Vetri family has brewed up their version of an Italian gastropub with Alla Spina (Italian for “from the tap”). Diners can expect a large selection of both local brews and Italian beers, as well as pub fare including house-made sausages, braised meats and oysters. Staying true to its moniker, Alla Spina is a haven for seasonal craft beers. Signature dishes include housemade pretzels with spicy beer cheese; mortadella hot dogs with pickles ; Buckets of Fried Chicken; and the North Philly sausage cheesesteak. Desserts include soft serve, beer milkshakes, and decadent dishes such as a housemade Choco Taco Guests can enjoy the atmosphere in a number of ways; in the colorful dining room, at the bar, in a casual lounge space watching soccer or Philly sports teams on the TVs, or when weather permits, enjoying the outdoor seating while looking into the restaurant through the dramatic floor-to-ceiling garage doors.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went the first time two weeks ago. Live only five blocks away. Arrived late and had a tasty appetizer and dessert. Loved the soft caramel ice cream. Will return for a full meal.

Thank willydthomas
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Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Greatness without cockiness. Food is smart servers are diligent just need the sinks fixed in the rest rooms water would come our some times

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Thank lookingforservice
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant has more than pork, but when you find a place that does pig so well why order anything else. I really liked that they had lots of small plates and very reasonable prices,,,like 6, 8, and 10 dollars, so you could order a variety of things to try. They also have a large beer selection but only 3 wines,,1 red 1 white 1 sparkling. Some good specialty cocktails but I thought they were overpriced. If you have non- meat eaters in your group there is an amazing eggplant dish that has a homemade pasta with it,,also a lot of side veggie dishes. Very reasonable and good service,

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Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Before arriving in Philadelphia, we spoke with the concierge at our hotel (Eric from the Sheraton Downtown) and he told us how impressed he had been on a recent visit. We made reservations but gave them up to sit at the bar where we couldn't have been treated better. From start to finish and everywhere in between, Alla Spina could not have impressed us more! The pork belly with white beans was a stand out sharing plate as was the fiore de leche and burnt caramel ice cream that they treated us to. I would go back in a heartbeat. Cheers!

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Thank OttawaTina
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I went to have brunch at Alla Spina in the Fairmount neighborhood prior to us going to a Phillies game. The Broad Street subway is located very close by. Although we had reservations, the restaurant was very uncrowded. There is outside seating and the place has a very open and airy atmosphere. Our server was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about the food selections. We do not eat pork and our selections were rather limited. But I enjoyed the lemon poppy seed pancakes.......light, fresh!

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