Wayne’s torrid love affair with Di Bruno Bros. is now entering its second year, and word is definitely out about Bar Alimentari’s elegant marble-topped bar and cafe tables. A takeoff on the upstairs original in the Rittenhouse location, Alimentari is at the center of everything in Wayne. It’s the perfect spot for a work meeting or playing catch-up with friends (as if you needed an excuse to linger longer at Di Bruno’s).
Executive chef April Hyers steers the kitchen with precise presentations of soups, salads, Roman pizzas and a shortlist of elevated small plates. Our spicy sausage rigatoni had just the right bite, and the pan-seared octopus paired perfectly with the house rosé (a Pennsylvania collaboration with Galen Glen Winery). The overall excellence of the curated charcuterie board goes without saying, and the gelato is a velvety-cool treat.
The bar’s cocktail list is punctuated with assorted sours, mules and spritzes. Peruse the on-site bottle shop on your way out. Then grab some caviar, truffles or smoked fish for the road.
385 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 581-7888, dibruno.com