Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

This month, we welcome Philadelphia into our Foodable Top 25 lineup! In a city where cheesesteaks are (infamously) sacred, locals know that Philly dining is about so much more than that — this list is proof of its emergence. 

Kicking things off at No. 1 with a Social Score of 168.52 is Serpico, the delicious brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Serpico and Stephen Starr. The intimate restaurant, which offers 60 seats, is a dinner-only venue that boasts fresh, seasonal fare with a wine list that’s been selected to pair with menu items. Nestled on South Street, the sexy Serpico, with an unassuming brick exterior, boasts global cuisine that ranges from Raw Diver Scallops to Pork & Kimchi Stew.

Also rounding out the Top 5 for July are Little Nonna’s, Talula’s Daily, Sbraga, and Avance.

Check out the full list below!

Sliced Diver Scallops, Buttermilk, Poppy Seeds, Green Chili Paste, White Soy, Chive at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, PhillyBestByob X

Sliced Diver Scallops, Buttermilk, Poppy Seeds, Green Chili Paste, White Soy, Chive at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, PhillyBestByob X

Chilled Dashi Soup at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Marissa C.

Chilled Dashi Soup at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Marissa C.

Cope's Corn Ravioli with Chorizo, White Cheese, Pickled and Roasted Onions, Sour Cream, Lime at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Bryce Q.

Cope's Corn Ravioli with Chorizo, White Cheese, Pickled and Roasted Onions, Sour Cream, Lime at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Bryce Q.

Tataki of Spanish Mackerel, Pickled Ramps, Soy, Rice Pearls, and Olive Oil at Serpico | Credit: Facebook, Starr Restaruants

Tataki of Spanish Mackerel, Pickled Ramps, Soy, Rice Pearls, and Olive Oil at Serpico | Credit: Facebook, Starr Restaruants

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Serpico 168.52
2 Little Nonna's 167.94
3 Talula's Daily 167.38
4 Sbraga 164.72
5 Avance 164.17
6 Pub & Kitchen 163.85
7 The Fat Ham 162.10
8 Le Virtù 160.83
9 Fork Restaurant 160.09
10 Vedge Restaurant 159.83
11 Fond 159.11
12 Vernick Food & Drink 155.93
13 Will BYOB 155.85
14 John's Roast Pork 155.51
15 Federal Donuts 155.34
16 Bibou 155.17
17 Paesano's Philly Style 155.00
18 Noord 154.85
19 Santucci's 154.83
20 Pho 75 154.66
21 American Sardine Bar 154.49
22 Fitler Dining Room 154.32
23 Le Chéri 153.98
24 Barbuzzo 153.64
25 Kanella 153.47