Austin Cinalli

Foodie 🍕🍔
Always searching for new restaurants and bars to hang out with friends


Some families are great skiers and they go on awesome ski vacations together. Others are movie buffs and can tell you everything about Star Wars. My family does one thing really well together, we eat!!

Whether it’s making wine from scratch, smoking a brisket over night, or cranking out some fresh made pasta, I feel like I grew up being taught that food was the center of our universe.

Fast forward twenty-five years and I guess this is still very true for me. As one of the Co-Founders of NativX, I wanted everyone to be able to find the places they love around a city and can make memories with their friends. In my case, these things tend to happen when I’m sharing my favorite dishes with friends and family. I’m the furthest thing from a picky eater, but I know when something is worth sharing.


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What you need to know:

The perfect neighborhood bar in Francisville (just North of Fairmount). Gin & Pop has an amazing list of unique cocktails and a nice selection of craft beers. The food is what I consider upscale bar food done right!! They have Quizzo every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm, Happy Hour 4-7 pm & serve Brunch on Sundays. The quaint atmosphere makes you feel like a regular from the very first time you visit.

What you need to know:

This hole in the wall spot at 15th & Spring Garden is a home to one of my favorite sandwiches in the city. Which is obviously saying something with all the award-winning cheesesteaks and roast pork that call Philly home. Order the braised beef, you won't be disappointed. Seating is limited, so plan accordingly. Happy hour prices around lunchtime. Love everything about this place!

What you need to know:

An authentic Italian experience! They make their own gelato and roast coffee in-house. I personally love the upstairs vibes. Quiet and relaxed for lunch and a great date night atmosphere at night. Don't be intimidated by the huge menu. The wait staff will walk you through it. They feature a new region of Italy each month and also make pasta infused with gelato that is so unique!

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