Zavino at Chestnut Square
3200 Chestnut Street
Phone: 215-893-3195; website
Status: Opened Saturday, March 15
University City gained some new pizza just in time for Pizza Week, as the second location of pizza specialist and wine bar Zavino is now open at Chestnut Square.
The new space is larger than the Midtown Village original, with 73 seats (and 30 more outside, weather permitting) and a large U-shaped bar. The menu's expanded too, with some additional new pasta dishes and small plates, plus one new signature pizza featuring rock shrimp, habanero cheddar, mozzarella, red pepper salsa, and chili oil.
The bar offers a decent selection of bottled beers, but the focus is more on wine (all available by the glass) and a handful of seasonal cocktails. Lunch service at this location is expected to start next month, but for now, hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.