611 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 19106
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration, Outing with Friends.
Price: Low to Mid-Price.
South Street is one of my favorite streets in Philadelphia. It is the home of Magic Gardens, old record stores and great restaurants including Nomad Pizza. If you are a New Yorker you will think I am crazy, but I enjoy ANY pizza and would never say no when someone mentions a new pizza place to try. Chain stores, local stores, even the ones that charge $5 per slice – I am looking at you, Boston!
I went to Nomad Pizza expecting a small room with a few tables, only to find out that there are two floors at this restaurant. The downstairs floor has communal wooden tables that are in front of the wooden oven where the pizza is cooked. The upstairs has smaller tables with candles on them to light up the place.
We started the night with Arincini, fried risotto balls with mozzarella cheese. It is so hard for me to find good arincini because they are normally made with chicken broth, but the ones at Nomad are vegetarian and ready to be enjoyed by this Jewtina! One plate comes with big four risotto balls, and although I would normally recommend ordering two portions when you have a party of four or more, they are pretty filling. The arugula salad that comes with it is extremely good too, and I found myself fighting with my mom to be able to eat enough of it. The lemon-thyme dressing was surprisingly good and the nuts gave this side salad the crunch I needed.
If you want to eat something lighter than pizza- go somewhere else. I’m just kidding. Its salads are definitely worth the trip there. One salad can easily feed two people, and I personally think they are better than the ones you buy from a food court. The arugula and strawberries were fresh, the walnuts added the crunch I needed on a hot summer day, and the feta was just the right amount of cheese this girl needs.
But obviously this is a pizza place so let’s talk about the pizza, shall we? I believe any pizza is a personal size pizza if you truly believe in yourself, and Nomad’s pizzas are not the exception. Each pizza is about 8 inches, and I can testify than you will eat every bite of it. I normally go for a classic margherita, and ask for extra bufala cheese with some pecorino. When I want to be more adventurous I order the truffle pecorino pizza. This pizza has four different types of cheeses, plus mushrooms, egg and truffle oil. The pizza is a tad overwhelming, yet one of the best ones I’ve had.
As for dessert, you can’t go wrong with a Nutella pizza with strawberries. I am still dreaming of that gooey pizza!
Jewtina Tips: Order its lemonade! You won’t believe how good it is.
Teenu- Disfruta- Enjoy!