There aren't many places I can eat at over and over again and still feel happy about that (ha!). My family and I needed a place for dinner after being in the city all day, and Marra's was able to accomodate a party of 13 with no problem at all. This was the first thing I loved. The second thing I loved, was when my cousin ordered "scadole" soup and the waitress echoed that exact pronunciation. Not escarole, but "scadooooole." This made my heart happy. The third thing I loved was that I just knew, before even ordering, that this was going to be the good chicken parm--where the cutlet is crispy but really juicy and tender. And finally, when they brought out the pepperoni pizza and the thin-cut pepperoni had crisped up under the heat of the oven, I knew I'd be back at Marra's quite sooner rather than later. True to instinct, I was at Marra's the next night for New Year's Eve, and a week later for pizza with my son and my boyfriend after ice skating at Rizzo Rink. This is the kind of place you fall in love with, and go back time and time again.
Marra's 1734 E Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19148 (215) 463-9249