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How to Live Like an Italian in Philly, Presented by Canali

By Kaitlynn Miller for Canali | March 14, 2018 | Lifestyle

From historic restaurants to culinary classes, we've rounded up the go-to spots and activities for Italians in Philly.

Dress to Impress in Canali


Inspiring tailor-made Italian luxury for over 80 years, Canali is a must-have in any gentleman’s wardrobe. Blending comfort and style within an extensive selection of suits, pants, jackets, and more, their collections are perfect for both everyday wear and elegant affairs. Boyd's, 1818 Chestnut St., 215-564-9000

Shop for Groceries at Di Bruno Bros.


When it comes to stocking your kitchen with authentic eats, there’s no better place to go than Di Bruno Bros. in South Philly’s coveted Italian Market. Featuring a cheese cave, antipasti bar, charcuterie station, and specialty ingredients such as oils and vinegars and hand-selected pasts from Italy, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s palate. 930 S 9th St., 215-922-2876

Dine Out at Ralph’s Italian Restaurant


While Philadelphia’s food scene is brimming with Italian eateries, this old-fashioned spot that has served iconic figures such as Frank Sinatra is a must-try. A city staple for over 100 years, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant boasts an impressive menu including seafood, veal, pasta, and homemade favorites such as cheese cavatelli, lasagna, and fettuccini alfredo. 760 S 9th St., 215-627-6011

Taste Italian Wines at The Wine School of Philadelphia


Offering a variety of classes for every type of wine enthusiast, the Wine School of Philadelphia provides a fun yet educational experience for city dwellers. Although classes range from “Sommelier Secrets” to “Discover Your Wine Style”, we suggest signing up for some of their Italian-inspired sessions such as “Italy versus France” where you can root on the home country through four rounds of decadent wines. 109 S 22nd St., 215-965-1514

Fine-Tune Your Culinary Skills at Vetri Cucina


For a hands-on culinary experience, join Vertri Cucina for their series of cooking classes and demonstrations. With everything from a pasta masterclass led by Chef Marc Vetri to a gnocchi cooking class with Chef Jacob Rozenberg, you’ll be impressing friends and family with a 5-star home-cooked meal in no time. 1312 Spruce St., 215-732-3478