It took me like I said- two months- but I finally made it there this week. I started with a Caprese salad. I could never tire of the simple combination of mozz, tomato, and basil with a bit o balsamic. Then I ordered something that wasn't even on the menu but our server told me it could be done... House-made papperdelle with an Amatriciana sauce featuring large chunks of tomatoes and pancetta.
I went from famished to full in about twenty minutes. So I had to take my pineapple upside -down cake to go.
This could very well be South Philly's best kept secret. I'm too tired to really elaborate on the experience- but I urge you to check it out sooner than later.
Mr. Joes is at 1514 S. 8th st.
They are open for lunch (at the very least) Monday-Friday.