This week’s entry in the Craig LaBan review sweepstakes is Le Virtu in deep South Philly. He calls it “one of the most pleasant new restaurants I’ve visited this year” and gives it some more kudos:
If you’ve had a chance to savor the homespun Abruzzese pastas topped with lamb and duck ragus, or to nibble on deep-fried olives stuffed with braised meat, then you’ll know we’re the lucky ones, too.
As for the restaurant itself, it serves food from Italy’s Abruzzi region and got a respectable two bells. LaBan gave a special shoutout to the restaurant’s fried foods (including complimentary fried dough balls stuffed with mozzarella and sage!) but he said the potato gnocchi and cauliflower pasta were sort of… meh.