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Ex-Giorgio on Pine Chef Opens Bocconcini Today

Casual Italian from Crystal Fox

Giorgio Pizza on Pine — which is now Bocconcini
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Giorgio Pizza on Pine is no more — instead, welcome Bocconcini into its Washington Square West space as of today.

It’s new from Crystal Fox, an ex-Chopped contestant who was most recently in the kitchen at Giorgio on Pine, the parent restaurant to Giorgio Pizza, located just a few doors along on Pine Street.

Fox has taken ownership of the 30-seat space, which will be a BYOB but a touch more casual than its neighbor Giorgio, with a mix of small plates, pizza, pasta, and just a handful of entrées.

It’s pretty squarely Italian (read: arancini, meatballs), but with a few American touches here and there, such as bourbon-honey candied sweet potato, or a honey-sriracha finish on a chicken Milanese dish. The gamblers in your dining party can also avail themselves of “the kitchen sink” pizza, a mystery option where the kitchen puts together whatever pizza they feel like (albeit with the promise that the end product will still be good). Gluten-free pizza and pasta is also an option. The full menu is on Bocconcini’s website.

Bocconcini will remain something of a sister restaurant to Giorgio on Pine, but as Michael Klein reported not too long ago, they’ll be operating separately — Fox owns Bocconcini, and Giorgio Giuliani owns the sole remaining Giorgio entity.

STATUS — Bocconcini opens today, February 9, at 1334 Pine Street. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.

Giorgio On Pine

1328 Pine Street, , PA 19107 (215) 545-6265 Visit Website

Bocconcini

1334 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-545-2482 Visit Website