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5 Dishes You Need to Order at Le Virtù

If you skimmed over Le Virtù chef Joe Cicala’s resume, you’d quickly understand why everyone says he runs one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia. Called “one of the city’s young kitchen talents to watch” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan, Cicala is a four-time James Beard Semifinalist and one time Finalist. At Le Virtù, he brings to life the central Italian region of Abruzzo, dishing out cured meats, fresh pastas, seafood and more. 

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23 Dishes That Are So Hot Right Now

Ever since Sriracha exploded a few years ago, the amount of spicy food on any given restaurant menu has reached new heights. Changing consumer tastes and changing demographics have called for more fiery foods and restaurants are spicing up their offerings. Think about it — when was the last time you were in a restaurant that didn’t have hot sauce on hand?

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10 Italian Food Words You Need to Know

What’s the difference between marinara and pomodoro sauce? How about ricotta and mascarpone? Aren’t ice cream and gelato the same thing? These are just a few of the questions we’ve asked ourselves when trying to decide what to eat off a trattoria menu. Avoid confusion and impress your dinner crew with this cheat sheet for ordering in Italian, and buon appetito!

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Le Virtu Reservations on Reserve

LE VIRTU showcases the cuisine of central Italy — Abruzzo specifically — highlighting the region’s love of pasta and charcuterie. The inviting, neighborhood spot boasts a rustic vibe with wood furnishings, warm yellow walls and a cozy garden patio. Great Italian wines, craft beers and seasonal cocktails are available.