Today is National Spaghetti Day! Gear up for the year with a plate of pasta from your favorite Delco Italian takeout and give homage to the much-celebrated spaghetti and meatballs.
Wikipedia says the origins of spaghetti are disputed—was it Marco Polo bringing back this culinary invention from the East, or an Arab trade-route delicacy, or a home-grown Sicilian treat dating back to the 12th Century? Time to do more ‘sketti research!
Many places have various ways of serving and dressing it up. Spaghetti is a glorious canvas to all sauces, meats, and vegs. In Delaware County, these places know that a good sauce and toppings are what makes the dish, right down to the last noodle.
Pica’s Restaurant (located at 7803 West Chester Pike in Upper Darby, 610-789-7770) offers traditional spaghetti and meatballs. They also offer a spaghetti entree with a twist—try it topped with sweet crab meat and tomato sauce, or angel hair and crab with a smooth butter sauce. Enjoy their family-style takeout entrees for a delicious night at home. Also check out their restaurant in West Chester: 1233 West Chester Pike, 484-983-3704.
Fellini Café (located at 106 W State Street in Media, 610-892-7616) offers Spaghetti Al Pomodoro with fresh tomato sauce with basil, as well Spaghetti Alla Norma, pasta with fresh tomato sauce with eggplant topped with ricotta, and fan favorite Spaghetti Aglio Olio—spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper.
Gennaro’s Italian Kitchen (located at 4600 Pennell Road in Aston, 610-497-3393) Their entrees begin with a tomato basil sauce over spaghetti and meatballs—you can’t beat this traditional classic for comfort food. Get takeout during the week with their family meals for 4, like baked rigatoni, baked lasagna, chicken piccata, or cheese ravioli with salad, garlic bread, and cannoli.
Soprano’s Trattoria & Pizzeria (3072 West Chester Pike in Broomall, 610-359-9355) offers a huge range of takeout and catering plus delicious spaghetti dishes like Pasta Aioli—your choice of spaghetti or other pastas with hot pepper, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, or Pasta Bolognese—spaghetti with a rich meat sauce. They also offer family style takeout Italian entrees that serve four to six people, like baked ziti, spaghetti with meatballs, chicken parmigiana, and so much more.
Grab the family and enjoy local Italian takeout from these Delaware County restaurants and indulge in the best comfort food around: spaghetti and meatballs!
*Please check with each restaurant regarding food and beverage availability, takeout and delivery, current hours, mask requirements, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols. Please respect the establishments that you visit. Thank you for supporting local restaurants!
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