This buzzing Mediterranean tapas joint has inspired an almost religious devotion among nearly every demographic of Philadelphian. Diners happily stuff themselves into the cramped tables at this long, narrow eatery for a fix of the goat-cheese board, the egg-and-truffle pizza, and the house-made charcuterie. But above all, the salted caramel budino (a classic Italian pudding)—with so much demand, the chef figured out how to sell it online in a six-pack—is heavenly. If you don't have a reservation, try and snag the bar and chef's counter, which are first-come, first-serve.
110 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States