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First Pics: Grace & Pat’s now open at 1533 S. 11th St.

In October we first heard about Gennaro’s Tomato Pie opening in the former Da Vinci Ristorante at 1533 S. 11th St., but soon after that announcement, plans changed slightly for the restaurant.


Instead of Gennaro’s moving to this bigger location, owner Mike¬†Giammarino decided to instead open a new restaurant called Grace & Pat’s.


The restaurant is named after Giammarino’s grandparents, Grace and Pat. In addition to the being named after them, the pizzas on the menu are inspired by the “grandma style” rectangular pizzas his grandmother made for him as a kid. The pastas on the menu are also inspired by those his grandfather Pat made.

grace-and-pats-2To start, Giammarino is only having a limited menu of pizzas, appetizers, salads and desserts. In the next few weeks, pasta dishes will be added to the menu.


A look at some of the pizzas

The restaurant officially opened last weekend for Flavors of the Avenue.



Family photos are displayed throughout the restaurant.


The restaurant currently has seating for about 50 people indoors and 30 more outside. There’s also a second floor space which Giammarino is still figuring out what to do with.


They also hope to begin offering brunch on weekends starting mid-summer. The menu would include one of Giammarino’s specialties, yeast-risen waffles, in addition to things like frittatas.


While the restaurant is mostly completed, Giammarino still has plans to improve Grace & Pat’s in the near future. He says they will be adding more photos to the walls indoors, in addition to chandeliers and he’s also planning to add more greenery, lights and possibly new tables for the outdoor space.



Grace & Pat’s is also planning to eventually introduce a delivery service. Giammarino also noted that they may consider getting a liquor license for the restaurant.


A look at the outdoor space.


Grace & Pat’s is open every day except for Tuesday from 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. The restaurant is cash-only BYOB. You can find more information on Grace & Pat’s Facebook page.¬†

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9 Responses to First Pics: Grace & Pat’s now open at 1533 S. 11th St.

  1. Phillydave May 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    It looks great, but I really wish they had left the front windows clear. The view of the fountain is great from that location if your inside the restaurant.

    • phillysven May 15, 2015 at 11:52 am #

      True– why would they ever cover up that amazing view??

  2. Anthony May 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    Ate here last week, and we loved it. The white pizza is wonderful! This is worth a visit/revisit, but be aware that this is cash only!

  3. bjguzzi May 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this. Might have to place an order to here, Brigantessa, Stogie Joes, Birra and Marra’s put together a EPX pizza venn diagram.

    • Philly Ray May 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

      Don’t forget Franco & Luigi’s and Pesto Pizzeria too!

  4. ProvWitout May 9, 2015 at 3:29 am #

    There really is no bad choice here. Everything you could possibly order here is right on point and hits the spot. Perfect business for this location in this neighborhood.

  5. Andrew May 12, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Was VERY excited for this to open. Had dinner there on Mother’s Day. Food was good but the service was AWEFUL. I mean truely aweful. Our waitress had no clue what she was doing and a woman (who I believw was an owner) was rude to us when she brought out the wrong dish. I’m not giving up all hope and will try again in a few months. Hopefully they will work out the kinks.

    • Chris Mote May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      AWEFUL = full of awe (as in awesome)

      What you experienced = AWFUL

      I know, “Spelling Nazi!!!” Sorry, someone had to do it. ;-)

  6. SuzieQT June 1, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    It’s ok. I don’t get why they aren’t making the type of pies they are known for. Everyone wants the Gennaro’s thin-crust pie.

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