Monsu
Sicilian specialties in a cozy space
Italian · Bella Vista · $$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
3.4
Decor
4.3
Service
 
The "vibrant flavors of Sicily" are yours "without an eight-hour plane ride" at this cash-only Bella Vista trattoria, whose "unpretentious" storefront exterior belies the "ambitious" cooking within – declared so "delicious" , some would bestow chef Peter McAndrews with "honorary Italian" status; a "wonderful staff" and wallet-friendly BYO policy are two more reasons many could "eat there every night."
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 901 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States phone +1 215-440-0495 website www.monsuphilly.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Groups
Outdoor seating
Brunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Monsu
Google Reviews
4.5
(77)
This place is an amazing Italian tasting menu choice. The restaurant staff is friendly and makes you feel very welcome. The decor is just like you want in an Italian restaurant with old candles and traditional tables. The tasting menu has tons of options for each course and has gluten free accommodations for almost everything, including table bread. I have to say, get the octopus. Itis perfectly cooked with some spice...delicious. I have been here many times before and will continue to visit when I am in town.
Stephen Suydam · April 1, 2018
Really nice to experience an Italian restaurant that tries hard with their flavors and the overall quality/value of their dishes and presentation. Too many places are overpriced and underdeliver, and this is certainly not one of them. The polpettone and the liver main are delicious, as was the eggplant and pretty much everything else. Desserts, bread, and coffee were amazing as well. the service is also very good. We will be back
Alex Herman · February 25, 2018
An amazing value. Four courses for $40 and byo! The flavors are bold and border on overly heavy. This will not be a light and healthy meal but you will not regret it
Amy Dalton · March 12, 2018