Mid­town Vil­lage

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BARBUZZO— Mediter­ranean. The rus­tic fur­nish­ings here set a cozy vibe for the Mediter­ranean-in­flu­enced dishes and well-stocked bar. Re­serve a ta­ble for sim­ple, yet fla­vor­ful fare, in­clud­ing roasted bone mar­row and grilled fresh fish. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.barbuzzo.com. 110 S. 13th St., 215.546.9300. $$$ Map 1, I5 BRÜ CRAFT & WURST— Ger­man. This in­door bier­hall and wursthaus serves up de­li­cious Bavar­ian/Amer­i­can cui­sine, in­clud­ing pork belly, weiner schnitzel, and, of course, as­sorted wurst. The bier­hall fea­tures 39 Ger­man do­mes­tic and im­ported drafts on tap. For $5, pur­chase a Haus key from a server or bar­tender and pour your own beer from a self­serve, iPad-con­trolled bier wall, where brews cost as lit­tle as 30 cents per ounce. L, D (daily). www. bruphilly.com. 1318 Ch­est­nut St., 215.800.1079. $$ Map 1, I5 CAPOGIRO GELATO CAFE— Sweets. Find fine ar­ti­sanal gelato and sor­betto in fla­vors like cham­pagne mango, burnt su­gar or Fior di Latte (made with milk sourced from a sin­gle herd in Lan­caster County), plus cof­fee, sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads. B, L, D (daily). www.ca­pogiroge­lato. com. 119 S. 13th St., 215.351.0900. $ Map 1, I5; 117 S. 20th St., 215.636.9250. Map 1, G5; 233 Ch­est­nut St., 215.897.9999. Map 1, B5; 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.462.3790. CHEU NOODLE BAR— Asian. This cozy spot fo­cuses on noodle bowls with a va­ri­ety of ingredients. The miso ra­men bowl is a fa­vorite and comes with pork shoul­der, a soft-boiled egg and black gar­lic. Small plates in­clude cre­ative (not to men­tion tasty) fare like black gar­lic wings and pork pizza dumplings. L, D (daily). www.che­unoodle­bar.com. 255 S. 10th St, 267.639.4136. $-$$ Map 1, I6; 1416 Frank­ford Ave., 267.758.2269.

INDEBLUE— In­dian. Take your taste buds on a jour­ney at this neighborhood hot spot. Go for the ma­haraja cheese board, shrimp and crab moilee or try other tra­di­tional In­dian dishes as well as brunch clas­sics with an In­dian spin. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). www.in­de­bluer­estau­rant.com. 205 S. 13th St., 215.545.4633. $$ Map 1, I5

NO­MAD PIZZA— Pizza. This ca­sual cor­ner spot with an in­dus­trial vibe dishes up wood-fired pies with qual­ity ingredients, many from lo­cal pro­duc­ers. Pair ‘zas with wine or Ital­ian so­das. Sweets fiends in­dulge in a Nutella pizza plus other desserts in­clud­ing ri­cotta cheese­cake and ar­ti­sanal sor­bets. L F-Su, D ( Tu-Su). www.no­mad­piz­zaco.com. 611 S. 7th St., 215.238.0900. $$ Map 1, J7

NO­MAD RO­MAN— Pizza. As its name sug­gests, the co­zier sis­ter spot to No­mad Pizza dishes up thin- crust, Ro­man- style pies and high­lights the same top-notch ingredients like nduja sausage, prosci­utto di Parma, truf­fles and Castel­ve­trano olives. For a spin on a re­gional clas­sic, try the Trenton tomato pie, an “up­side down pizza” twist. www.no­mad­piz­zaco.com. 1305 Lo­cust St., 215.644.9287. Map 1, H6

SAMPAN— Pan-Asian. This 95-seat gem show­cases chef Michael Schul­son’s pas­sion for Asian fla­vors and ex­quis­ite pre­sen­ta­tions. Mix and match from the ar­ray of rea­son­ably priced small plates at din­ner and happy hour. Head around back to the Graf­fiti Bar for cock­tails. D (daily). www.sam­pan­philly. com. 124 S. 13th St., 215.732.3501. $$ Map 1, I5 STRANGELOVE’S— Amer­i­can. This 20-tap, two-floor restau­rant craft beer des­ti­na­tion serves up in­spired veg­e­tar­ian, vegan and om­ni­vore-friendly fare. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). www.strangeloves­beer­bar.com. 216 S. 11th St., 215.873.0404. $$ Map 1, I5 TREDICI ENOTECA— Medit­er­an­nean. This lovely din­ing room fo­cuses on small plates like ba­con wrapped dates stuffed with manchego and blue cheese and chicken meat­balls. Also on the menu find a raw bar plus spinach gnoc­chi with butternut squash and brown but­ter and Moroccan-spiced ribs in ad­di­tion to an ex­ten­sive wine list and house­made cock­tails. L, D (daily). www.tredi­cienoteca. com. 114 S. 13th St., 267.928.2092. Map 1, I5

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