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Great Restaurants in Philadelphia: Paesano's Philly Style

Jason Varney

Paesano’s Philly Style

It’s been decades since Philadelphia’s heyday as “the workshop of the world,” but this city never forgets its blue-collar heritage or its love of the two-fisted, 20-napkin sandwich. Chef Peter McAndrews runs buzzing BYOB’s on opposite ends of the city—Sicilian-style Monsù and landmark Modo Mio—yet still manages to find time to create inventive upgrades to the classic hoagie at Paesano’s Philly Style, his storefront in the Italian Market. The Bolognese, which layers crisp fried lasagna with red sauce, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, sharp provolone, and a sunny-side-up egg, will make you forget all about those touristy cheesesteaks.

1017 S. Ninth St.; paesanosphillystyle.com.

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