Scannicchio’s opened August first 2003. Chef owner Christian Varalli and partner Mike Gibson, opened this sister restaurant to the one in Atlantic City that has been owned and operated by the Varalli family for over 30 years. Christian and Mike have been lifelong friends and have dreamed of owning their own restaurant. As soon as you walk in you'll notice the cozy ambiance and the friendliness of all those who work there. The cozy dining room seats 70 diners comfortably, with contemporary Italian music playing softly in the background. In this establishments first year, Scannicchio’s won Best of Philadelphia, for Italian Restaurants, in Philadelphia magazine, Also they were awarded a high Zagat rating . This Scannicchio's South Philly location continues the tradition of serving homey italian cuisine
Featured dishes include whole stuffed artichokes, sausage and fresh figs, cozze vongole Positano, chicken and veal dishes, stuffed calamari, tripe, and countless pasta dishes. There are daily specials every day!! There are a variety of homemade deserts every day, tiramisu, cannoli, bread pudding of the day, tartufos, and sorbets. They are all delightful. Try Scannicchio's once and you will become a repeat customer for life, as did all of the patrons that frequently dine at this wonderful restaurant. Scannicchios is a great spot to stop before a concert, or a sporting event minutes away from the south Philadelphia sporting complex. They also host private parties, Christmas parties, and after funerals. Call for a price fixed menu tailored to your needs.