An assortment of imported Meats, Cheeses, Olives, Roasted Peppers & Artichoke Hearts
Imported Prosciutto, Provolone & Sicilian Olives
Sliced Tomatoes with fresh Buffalo Mozzarella & Basil
With Provolone Cheese or Anchovies
Stuffed " Baby Bello" Mushrooms with Crabmeat
Sautéed Chicken Livers
Stuffed Whole Calamari
Stuffed with Crabmeat & sautéed in a Marinara Seafood sauce
Sautéed in a Marinara Seafood sauce
Steamed Mussels( Spicy Marinara or Bianco)
Batter dipped & stuffed with Ricotta & Mozzarella cheeses
Batter dipped, topped with Mozzarella cheese & Marinara sauce
Broccoli Rabe (Sautéed with Olive Oil, Garlic & Pepperoncino).
With Sweet Italian Sausage
Zuppa del Giorno
Dante & Luigi’s Special Salad
Romaine lettuce, Provolone, Mortadella, Peppers ,Olives & Egg wedges
Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes & Olives
Dante & Luigi’s Signature Special
with Italian Gravy Corona Di Ferro
with Marinara Sauce
with Bolognese Sauce
with Little Neck Clams in Marinara or Bianco Sauce
with Italian Sweet Sausage
with Veal Bracciole
Homemade Wide Noodles layered with a mixture of meats & cheeses, topped with Italian Gravy
Homemade with Ricotta & Pecorino Romano Cheeses in a creamy Rosetta Sauce
Wide Ribbon Pasta with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Jumbo lump Crabmeat & Cherry Tomatoes in a Bianco sauce
Sliced Filet Mignon, Shitake Mushrooms & Sun Dried Tomato with Italian Gravy
Classic preparation of Cream, Egg, Bacon and Cheese with Peas & fresh Tomato
Farfalle & Mushrooms
Bowtie pasta with a trio of Mushrooms in a Basil Cream sauce
Ziti with Broccoli Rabe & Sweet Italian Sausage
Sweet Italian Sausage & sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil & Garlic
Penne Ala Vodka
Creamy Rosetta Vodka sauce with Proscuitto, over Penne
Fettuccini Alfredo with Fresh Spinach
Fettuccini Pasta with a Creamy Alfredo Cheese sauce & fresh Spinach
A light delicate homemade Crepe, stuffed with Ricotta & Locatelli Cheese & topped with Italian Gravy
Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi baked with Cherry tomato & Onion with a golden brown 3 Cheese topping
Creamy Ricotta and Spinach with Cherry Tomato, Golden 3 Cheese Topping
Jumbo Ricotta Ravioli topped with Italian Gravy
A Dante & Luigi’s Signature Dish:
Veal Bolognese Sauce with White Wine & a Touch of Cream over Thick Tube Shaped Pasta
Risotto with Jumbo Shrimp, Clams & a trio of Mushrooms
Creamy Carnaroli Risotto with Shrimp. Clams & Mushrooms. Lite Marinara with a touch of Cream
Classic Veal shank braised with Vegetables, served with Saffron Risotto
Baby Calves Liver
Pan seared with Onions & Bacon, a touch of Butter, Lemon & White wine
Traditional Italian preparation with Onions & Mushrooms in a Sherry Wine Demi Glaze
Medallions of Veal rolled and stuffed with Spinach, Proscuitto & Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, Shitake Mushroom Demi glaze
Medallions of Veal with Shrimp, Lump Crabmeat & fresh Tomato in a Bianco sauce
Medallions of Veal with fresh Sage, Proscuitto, Mushrooms & Provolone cheese in a Sherry Wine sauce
Medallions of Veal with hot or sweet Peppers, Sicilian Olives, fresh Tomato & Capers
Tender Veal Cutlet, lightly breaded & fried, topped with Provolone cheese & Italian Gravy
"T- Bone" Veal Chop
Sicilian Style, BONE IN, with Onions, Mushrooms & Peppers in a lite Marinara with a touch of Sherry
Chicken Breast Pomodoro
Thick cut boneless breast of Chicken, wrapped in Bacon, topped with Chopped Long Hots, Tomato Pomodoro, Provolone & Buffalo Mozzarella Cheeses
Boneless breast of Chicken topped with Eggplant, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Mozzarella cheese in a Bianco sauce
Boneless breast of Chicken with hot or sweet Peppers, Sicilian Olives, fresh Tomato & Capers
Tender Chicken Cutlet, lightly breaded & fried, topped with Provolone cheese & Italian Gravy
Chicken Paillard with Chopped Salad
Lobster tail, Calamari, Shrimp, Mussels & Clams over Linguini, in a spicy Marinara or Bianco sauce
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
(2) Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes served with Lemon Risotto, Fried Tomato & a Basil Remoulade
Flounder Fritta with Pomodoro
Panko Crusted Filet of Flounder, fried golden brown, Topped with Tomato Pomodoro
Lobster Maccheroni e Formaggio (Lobster Mac & Cheese)
Shrimp (Marinara , Scampi or Fra Diavlo) over Linguini
Classic Lamb Stew with Peas, Potatoes & Carrots in a rich brown Sherry Sauce.
Pork Chop Pomodoro
10 oz. chop topped with Bacon, Sliced Portobello Mushrooms , Tomato Pomodoro, Provolone & Buffalo Mozzarella
Pork Chop Milanese
10 oz. chop Pounded thin, breaded & pan fried to a golden brown…Topped with Chopped Salad
Baked Stuffed Pork Chop
10 oz. chop stuffed with Proscuitto, Spinach & Provolone cheese topped with mushroom demiglase
Grilled Sweet Sausage with Mushrooms, Onions, Chopped Long Hots & Sundried Tomato
Traditional Veal Cutlet rolled & stuffed with Proscuitto, Provolone & Pecorino Romano Cheeses, Celery, Egg & a touch of Long Hot Peppers. Braised in Italian Gravy
Italian Sweet Sausage
Piatta di Carne
"Homemade Favorites” 2 Meatballs, 2 Sausages ``2 Braccioles “Great for Sharing"
1 Meatball, 1 Sausage , 1 Bracciole
(daily in our kitchen)
Ours is a classic. Lady Fingers, Mascarpone cheese, creamy Egg Custard, flavored with Amoretto, Espresso & Kahlua.
Italian Cream Cake with Rum
Classic Lady Fingers , layered with Vanilla cream, Chocolate cream, Whipped cream & flavored with Anisette & Rum.
Ricotta Cheese Pie
This is our traditional Italian recipe with Ricotta Cheese & Heavy Cream, flavored with Lemon and Orange zest
Chocolate Cream Cheese Cannoli
Chocolate Cream Cheese with Crème de Cacao served with a Raspberry Chambord Drizzle
Ricotta Cannoli with Chocolate Chips
Ricotta Cheese is highlighted with Chocolate Chips and Hazelnut Liqueur.
Individual Chocolate Fudge Cake
topped with Vanilla Ice Cream Raspberry Chambord Center
Featuring Hand Dipped Ice Creams
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream topped with a hard Chocolate shell, with a Nut & Cherry center
Ice Cream Chocolate
Rich & Decadent Chocolate
Vanilla Ice Cream
A Classic Creamy Vanilla
Hand Dipped Spumoni
Traditional Italian, triple flavored ice cream.
Vanilla Chocolate Chip
Sweet Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips
Hand Dipped Lemon Sorbet
Dessert Wines By the Glass
Taylor Fladgate First Estate Port
Produced with grapes from (3) vintages, & mature 4-6 years in oak. Intense aromas of Dark Plums & Raisins
Ruby Donna Moscato
Sweet Peaches, honeyed oranges and a touch of sparkle. She wants Ricotta Cake and Chocolate or to dance by herself.
Certificate of Excellence
Like something out of the Godfather! This place looks like a south Philly Italian restaurant should look. Old world charm and friendly wait staff. The food is excellent and the service on point.
5 Star Rating
This “old-world”, circa-1899 Italian in Bella Vista “does things the right way”, offering “outstanding” “classic” fare (including “veal that’ll melt in your mouth”) and “spot-on” service in a “lovely environment”.
The atmosphere of the 119-year-old townhouse is warm, inviting and loud in a wonderfully friendly way. Their commitment to tradition is what consistently delights generations of customers.
For me, the test of an Italian restaurant is how its chefs prepare lasagna. I go on the record and proclaim Dante & Luigi’s to be the finest in town.
Best Lasagna in the City
When your cousins visiting from out West ask to see the real Italian joints in the city, dress them up and bring them to the corner of 10th and Catharine, order anything with “gravy Corona di Ferro”.
Satisfied Yelp User
What a great find! We went to the Philadelphia Flower Show today and found this gem. The food was magnificent, the decor quaint and the staff were wonderful! The signature dish is to die for. We cannot wait to go again!
FIVE STAR REVIEW RATING
This “old-world”, circa-1899 Italian in Bella Vista “does things the right way”, offering “outstanding” “classic” fare (including “veal that’ll melt in your mouth”) and “spot-on” service in a “lovely environment” that's a popular “special-occasion” venue; pay with cash and you get a 5% discount.