Popolino: Roman Trattoria
Means “Commoner” in the Roman dialect
Peter McAndrews continues his quest to champion Italian food in Philadelphia, one region at a time. His newest restaurant will take on Lazio, more specifically Rome.
McAndrews’ inspiration for the menu is based on the ancient tradition that in Rome the Vatican got the finest cuts of meat with rest of the animal left for the common people. Romans refer to these less princely cuts as the Quinto Quarto, or “fifth quarter” of the animal. Expect to see more interesting ingredients, such as tripe, oxtail, intestine and brains. These exotic dishes will be balanced by many well known dishes, such as Spaghetti Carbonara and Fettucine Alfredo.
There will be some twists of ancient Roman recipes, such as Fried Calamari with Dates, Hard Cooked Eggs, Mint and Garum, next to contemporary dishes, like Veal Saltimbocca with Prosciutto and Fried Sage.
501 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
T: 215 928-0106
Tavole Calde (or “Hot Table”)
Friday - Saturday
5.00pm - 10.00pm
12.00pm - 6.00pm