Brigantessa

Southern Italian

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Overview

Homey spot for Southern Italian fare, wood-oven pizzas, rotisserie meats & salumi, plus beer & wine.

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Accolades

  • Number 33: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • Philly's 25 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings 2014 - Zagat

Menu for Brigantessa

Dinner Menu

Spuntini

  • Braised artichoke heart, bread crumbs, lemon, capers
    $7.00
  • Oil-poached swordfish, Fresno chili, orange vinaigrette
    $8.00
  • Wood-grilled sardine, salmoriglio, lemon
    $7.00
  • Pork country pate, quince, pickled cauliflower
    $9.00
  • Pecorino del Parco, Sardinian abbamele, pine nuts
    $9.00
  • Fagioli al forno, wood-grilled octopus, celery
    $8.00
  • Wood oven-roasted long hots, house-made sausage, pecorino
    $7.00
  • Roasted red beets, hazelnuts, ricotta salata
    $8.00
  • Umbrian lentil salad
    $7.00
  • Oven-roasted olives
    $6.00

Antipasti

  • Porchetta di testa, apple butter, pickled Fresno chiles, baby arugula
    $12.00
  • Smoked duck rillette, pickled mustard seeds, crispy skin, grilled rustic bread
    $12.00
  • Pizza fritta, sheep's-milk ricotta, sage, bagna cauda
    $11.00
  • Wood-grilled prawns, cannellini bean puree, roasted peppers, fried black chick peas
    $12.00
  • Wood-grilled Romanesco, smoked cauliflower, sardella vinaigrette, fried caper berries
    $12.00
  • Wood-grilled wild chicory, salsa Romana, crispy garlic
    $12.00

Salumi

  • Felino
    Mezz'etto $9.00
    Etto $18.00
  • Salami Nostrano
    Mezz'etto $10.00
    Etto $20.00
  • Bresaola
    Mezz'etto $10.00
    Etto $20.00
  • Capocollo
    Mezz'etto $11.00
    Etto $22.00
  • 1732 Meats pancetta
    Mezz'etto $12.00
    Etto $24.00
  • 1732 Meats guanciale
    Mezz'etto $13.00
    Etto $26.00
  • 1732 Meats lonza
    Mezz'etto $12.00
    Etto $24.00
  • 24-month Parma prosciutto
    Mezz'etto $13.00
    Etto $26.00
  • Salumi Misti (choose 3)
    Etto $28.00

Pizze (pizza napoletana)

  • Margherita house made mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, basil
    $15.00
  • Marinara San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, oregano, extra virgin olive oil
    $14.00
  • Regina burrata, piennolo tomatoes, basil
    $16.00
  • Calabrese house-made n'duja, roasted peppers, sheep's milk ricotta, Calabrese chili oil
    $16.00
  • Crocche' potato croquettes, smoked mozzarella, pancetta
    $16.00
  • Cannolo smoked mozzarella, pork sausage, porcini
    $17.00
  • Macellaio smoked mozzarella, n'duja, pork sausage, lamb sausage, felino, pancetta
    $20.00
  • Agnello house-made lamb sausage, yellow piennolo tomatoes, burrata
    $17.00

Primi

  • Black chick pea pappardelle, whey-braised lamb, fennel pollen
    $18.00
  • Cappellaci dei briganti, butcher's ragu, pecorino canestrato
    $20.00
  • Roman style gnocchi, oxtail ragu, pecorino romano
    $18.00
  • Porcini-filled chestnut quadrucci, Pink Lady apples, sage, black walnuts
    $17.00
  • Rustichella black spaghetti, yellow Piennolo tomato, long hots, octopus
    $19.00

Secondi

  • Wood-grilled hangar steak, oven-roasted tomato coulis, bintje potatoes, Sicilian pesto
    $27.00
  • Wood-grilled lamb sirloin, smoked cauliflower, cipollini, pistachio gremolata
    $25.00
  • Wood-roasted red snapper, peperonata, puntarelle, polenta
    $24.00
  • Wood-grilled pork belly, caramelized onions, parsnip-beet puree, panelle
    $26.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Budino di cùscusu al ciocolato Warm Sicilian chocolate couscous pudding, amarena cherries, almonds
    $9.00
  • Cannoli moreschi Moorish-style cannoli, sweetened cow's-milk ricotta, rosewater, pistachio, orange-blossom water, maraschino cherry
    $11.00
  • Tortino al rhum Italian rum cake, chocolate and vanilla pastry cream, toasted almonds
    $10.00
  • Gelati artigianali A selection of house-made artisanal gelato
    $10.00
  • Sorprese dolci Assorted house-made Italian candies and cookies
    $8.00
  • Castagne arrostite Wood-roasted chestnuts
    $5.00

Wine List

Vini alla Spina (wines on tap)

  • Pinot Grigio
    Btg $8.00
    Carafe $33.00
  • Sparkling Glera
    Btg $8.00
    Carafe $33.00
  • Chardonnay
    Btg $9.00
    Carafe $36.00
  • Sangiovese
    Btg $9.00
    Carafe $36.00
  • Merlot/Cabarnet
    Btg $9.00
    Carafe $36.00

Vini spumanti (sparkling wines)

  • Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa DOC (Emilia-Romagna) Lambrusco Grasparossa, Malbo Gentile
    Btg $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Zefiro Prosecco DOC (Veneto) Prosecco
    Btg $12.00
    Bottle $53.00
  • Secco, Italian Bubbles Rose IGT (Veneto) Raboso Piave, Pinot Noir
    Btg $12.00
    Bottle $54.00
  • La Collina Lunaris Malvasia Secco IGT (Emilia-Romagna)
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $63.00

Vini bianchi (white wines)

  • Alcesti Isola dei Profumi IGT (Sicilia) Catarratto, Grecanico
    Btg $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Mandrarossa Fiano IGT (Sicilia) Fiano
    Btg $11.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Rocca Dei Sanniti Greco di Tufo DOCG (Campania) Greco di Tufo
    Bottle $12.00
    Btg $54.00
  • Firriato Grillo Branciforti IGT (Sicilia) Grillo
    Btg $13.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Illuminati Costalupo Controguerra Bianco DOC (Abruzzo) Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Passerina, Chardonnay
    Btg $13.00
    Bottle $56.00
  • Cataldi Madonna Trebbiano DOC (Abruzzo) Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $57.00
  • Donnafugata Anthilia DOC (Sicilia) Catarratto
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $58.00
  • Mesa Primo Bianco DOC (Sardegna) Vermentino
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $60.00
  • Coppo La Rocca Gavi DOCG (Piemonte) Gavi
    Btg $15.00
    Bottle $61.00
  • Terredora Falanghina IGT (Campania) FalanghinaFirriato La Sabbia dell'Etna Etna Bianco DOC (Sicilia)
    Bottle $63.00
  • Carricante, Catarratto
    Bottle $66.00
  • Moser Moscato Giallo IGT (Trentino-Alto Adige) Moscato
    Bottle $89.00

Vini rosati (rosè wines)

  • Valle Reale Cerasuolo DOC (Abruzzo) Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    Btg $11.00
    Bottle $49.00
  • Villa Calcinaia Piegaia Rosato IGT (Toscana) Canaiolo
    Btg $11.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Cataldi Madonna Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC (Abruzzo)Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    Bottle $79.00

Vini rossi (red wines)

  • Cantina Russo Nero d'Avola IGT (Sicilia) Nero d'Avola
    Bottle $8.00
  • Ricossa Dolcetto DOC (Piemonte) Dolcetto
    Btg $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Alcesti L'Isola dei Profumi IGT (Sicilia) Nero d'Avola
    Btg $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Fuedo di Santa Tresa Frappato IGT (Sicilia) Frappato
    Btg $12.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Fuso 21 Barbera DOC (Piemonte) Barbera Famiglia Losi Rosso del Cavalier Tranquillo IGT (Toscana)
    Btg $13.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano
    Btg $13.00
    Bottle $59.00
  • Le Cantine di Indie Polpo Rosso IGT (Sicilia) Nerello Mascalese Le Selette Valpolicella Classico DOC (Veneto)
    Btg $13.00
    Bottle $59.00
  • Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Molinara Mesa Primo Carignano del Sulcis DOC (Sardegna)
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $60.00
  • Carignano del Sulcis La Collina Lambrusco IGT (Emilia-Romagna)
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $60.00
  • Lambrusco, Salamino, Maestri, Grasparossa, Malbo Gentile
    Bottle $61.00
  • Cantine Statti Gaglioppo IGT (Calabria) Gaglioppo
    Btg $14.00
    Bottle $61.00
  • Iuli Umberta Barbera del Monferrato DOC (Piemonte) Barbera
    Btg $15.00
    Bottle $62.00
  • Antica Hirpinia Taurasi Riserva DOC (Campania) Aglianico
    Btg $16.00
    Bottle $65.00
  • Fuedo di San Gregorio Rubrato IGT (Campania) Aglianico
    Btg $17.00
    Bottle $68.00
  • Tenuta Luce delle Vite Lucente IGT (Toscana) Merlot, Sangiovese
    Bottle $79.00
  • Illuminati Ilico DOC (Abruzzo) Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    Bottle $80.00
  • Pacina Chianti DOCG Colli Senesi (Toscana) Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo
    Bottle $83.00
  • Alois Settimo IGT (Campania) Casavecchia, Pallagrello
    Bottle $84.00
  • Apollonio Copertino Rosso DOC (Puglia) Negroamaro, Montepulciano, Malvasia Nera
    Bottle $84.00
  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini Rosso di Montalcino DOC (Toscana), Sangiovese
    Bottle $92.00
  • Cos Frappato IGT (Sicilia) Frappato Cos Cerasuolo Vittoria Classico DOCG (Sicilia)
    Bottle $98.00
  • Nero d'Avola, Frappato
    Bottle $144.00
  • Basilisco Aglianico del Vulture DOC (Basilicata) Aglianico
    Bottle $140.00

1520 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Late Night
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (267) 318-7341
  • Private Dining Room: No