Address: 4799 West Chester Pike, Edgemont, PA 19073
Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★★
Style: Sit-down restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating
Food: Traditional Italian dishes, Paninis, pizza and salads
Atmosphere: Casual, comfortable setting with Old World charm
Parking: Ample parking lot
Service: Friendly and casual
Price Range: Moderate
Unique Feature: Early three-course dinner (4 to 6 p.m.) for $39.95; Lunch
combos for $9.95; Lobster Night on Tuesday and Wednesday for $31.95
Having grown up in a traditional Italian family, and having spent years feasting on traditional foods, I like to think I’ve developed quite the taste for the real deal.
Trattoria Giuseppe is the real deal.
When driving down West Chester Pike, you’re apt to pass right by it, as it’s tucked away amongst , and a bevy of other restaurants and shops.
That said, ask anyone in and around the area, and you’ll find Trattoria Giuseppe is a neighborhood favorite for its moderately-priced, and generously-portioned cuisine.
The atmosphere lends to all sorts of diners. I noticed couples on dates, movie-goers stopping for a bite, colleagues having post-work dinner, and families celebrating birthdays. Whatever the occasion, we were all treated to a roving classical guitarist singing songs in Italian.
The Southern Italian-inspired menu is vast, so we took our time reading it while nibbling on the complimentary warm bread and Bruschetta, which is grilled bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, topped with ripe chopped tomatoes, basil, and most importantly in my book, generous garlic.