Our Favorite Spots: East Falls Edition
Food. It’s important. So why not be familiar with the best places East Falls has to offer!
Check out our top eats + drinks in East Falls!
First, here’s some background on East Falls for the newcomers!
A masterful Italian BYO from the renowned chef, Franco Faggi. Faggi has a long history in the Philadelphia area, having most recently owned and operated Franco’s Trattoria on Ridge Avenue in East Falls in the space now occupied by In Riva. The restaurant stays fairly busy, and Fiorino’s dining room does not include a waiting area, so reservations are “pretty much a must,” said Faggi.
As for the food, “this is the type of cuisine I know,” said Faggi. “This is the food that I grew up eating.” For the dishes at Fiorino, Faggi drew inspiration from his own experience, both from growing up in Italy and from working in a variety of different restaurants over the course of his career in Italy, Bermuda and the United States.
"Though from nearby Mount Airy, I have brought a small bit of Italy to the neighborhood, providing a comfortable environment, comprehensible menu, and affordable prices, all with a smile. During this time, I am grateful to have been embraced by the community, especially the residents of East Falls, many of whom I have developed friendships with that will last a lifetime." - Franco
The cult-like following of Billy Murphy's is well deserved. The food, atmosphere, and service at this family owned Irish saloon never disappoints. Melt in your mouth Turf Burger served on a soft brioche bun? YES. Crunchy sweet potato fries with cinnamon dipping sauce? YES. $.50 cent de-freaking-licious pig wings on Wednesdays? YES. Sign us up for all of these and many more.
Billy Murphy's is an East Falls staple. Proof? Check out this (not-so-funny) April Fools prank they played on the neighborhood. Warning: Cash Only but they have an ATM in the restaurant.
MILO, founded by Craig Wilson, is a restaurant fully committed to creating delicious and innovative vegan + vegetarian dishes. At MILO they recognize the carbon footprint of animals and the impact it has on the environment. Therefore, they strive to exercise compassion for the world through clean foods and healthy cooking techniques while also offering aesthetically pleasing products.
Craig has developed deep passions for Bikram yoga and clean eating; these passions strongly influenced the creation of MILO. Craig hopes to project his newfound lifestyle through MILO’s delicious vegan/vegetarian dishes and healthy, relaxed atmosphere.
Wissahickon Brewing Company (WBCo) is a family owned & operated production brewery & tasting room located in East Falls, Philadelphia, PA. Founded by a local neighborhood family, Tim Gill & family opened the doors to the public in April 2017.
WBCo traces its roots nearly 10 years ago to a Father’s Day home brewing kit. After nearly a decade of home brew batches, experimentation, national awards & recipe perfection, the Gill family decided to make their dream a reality. They're family & pet friendly, host food trucks every day & continue to explore new & interesting styles, ingredients, & recipes. See you soon on School House!
Nearly fifteen years after leaving his restaurants behind, David saw his next opportunity at the corner of Ridge & Midvale Ave. in East Falls, mere blocks from his own home. David seized this stroke of luck, and assembled a team of the industry’s finest to reincarnate the LeBus that Philadelphians remember and love. With the help of JT Dunn, David has developed a menu featuring some LeBus classics, a stack of fun experiments that turned out utterly awesome, and the house-baked breads and pastries for which LeBus is known.
Come have a visit at the cozy restaurant, sip a hand-crafted cocktail, dine on the American homestyle eats, and taste the sense of dedication in everything that they do.