Mio Sogno has closed it's doors in South Philadelphia, however has opened under a new name and new location. Owner and executive chef Joe Polutro has recently opened RARE Italian Steakhouse, located at 6130 West Passyunk Avenue, just over the Passyunk Avenue bridge. RARE has a beautiful and spacious dining room with seating for 115, it also features a private room for parties and special events. The menu is incredible, culinary genious Joe Polutro is offering his patrons both Italian as well as steakhouse fare. RARE was a wonderful dining experience, I have taken several clients as well as my wife to the restaurant and have not heard a negative comment yet. One of my personal favorites would have to be the 12 ounce center cut bone in filet mignon. For starters I highly recomend the baby lamb chops as well as the classic clams casino (best i ever had!). Contact information is not currently available, due to their website being under construction however the number to the restaurant is 215-727-0411. Try the Gnocchi, their homeade and melt in your mouth!!!
One thing potential customers should know is that the restaurant is housed inside an upscale gentlemens club (definately upscale!). RARE does have its own entrance seperate from the club and drapes covering the windows, insuring that no dining experience will be interupted. In the event a customer would like a "view" while dining, the restaurant has a seperate dining room.I have taken my wife their and have not had a problem yet. Don't let the location fool you, the food and service is top notch and the wine list compliments the menu accordingly.
Pros: Atmosphere, menu, service, too many too mention