Antipasti: Panecotto, Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Beans, Garlic, Cruschi Peppers, Pecorino, Olive Oil
Pizze: Margherita – San Marzano Tomatoes , House Made Mozzarella, Basil
Primi: Prosciutto and Ricotta-Filled Ravioli, Local Tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, Toasted Bread
Primi: Saffron “Briganti Hats,” Pork Sausage Ragu, Cardoncelli Mushrooms, Parmigiano Reggiano
Contorni: Broccoli Rabe “Aglio Olio e Peperoncino”
FACTS: Located in Passyunk, Philadelphia
After hearing great reviews from my co-worker about Brigantessa’s authentic pizza, it became a priority to try this Southern Italian restaurant for dinner. We shared an antipasti dish, a pizza, and two different kinds of pastas.
Served in a skillet, the panecotto, broccoli rabe, cannellini beans, and seasonings were a perfect blend of all of all things delicious.
Next, we ordered the margherita pizza, which definitely lived up to its reputation. Made with house-made mozzarella and baked in a wood-fire oven, the crust was perfect, and I could have easily ordered another.
Home-made pasta? Sign me up! We ordered the prosciutto and ricotta-filled ravioli, along with the pork sausage saffron briganti hats. So that we could try both, we were able to order half portions of each. But, given my strong distaste for mushrooms, I preferred the stuffed ravioli over the briganti hat dish, which is served with sliced cardoncelli mushrooms. Both were equally superb, regardless.
For a side dish, we ordered broccoli rabe. While it was also very tasty, the true stars of this meal are noted above.
I highly recommend this place and look forward to dining here again.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their menu: http://brigantessaphila.com/