Delco’s BYOBs: Bring Your Favorite Libations to Enjoy with Dinner at These Delco Dining Establishments

We love to eat at great restaurants all around Delco. We also love to watch our budget, and a good BYOB enables us to do just that. Delco cuisine — check! Our favorite libations in hand — check! Great time out — check!

This list is just a start for those looking to BYOB-it in Delco. We found so many options that we just may have to do another “research trip” (or two) for a second blog. In fact, we’ve covered a number of these dining establishments before for their other stellar characteristics — romantic spot, ethnic cuisine star, alfresco must-try, comfort food winner and overall food find — so make sure to click over and get all the details! In the meantime, pack up your favorite adult beverage and make a reservation at one of the following standout BYOBs.


Chadds Ford:

Osteria Ama

The name is rooted in the homespun idea of a local kitchen (osteria) plus love (ama), and its kitchen delivers with new twists on Italian classics. It’s a given that the ingredients are fresh and the pastas homemade! You’ll taste that with calamari croccanti, fried calamari and shrimp in dill chipotle aioli; fried gnocchi with pesto, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives and feta; and pollo parmigiana in a rose sauce. There’s also a lunch menu, brick oven pizzas and dessert. Open Monday through Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday.

100 Ridge Road #24, Chadds Ford, (484) 800-8676.

Photo courtesy of Osteria Ama


Portobello Cafe 

We covered the romantic side of this restaurant, and it holds up as a great BYOB, too! Check it out and plan your rendezvous.

1423 Chester Pike, Eddystone, (484) 816-0574.



The New American Bistro 

There’s so much romance in Delco that we did not one, but two blogs! Here we drool over why this bistro also is a must-try BYOB. Reservations required.

217 Morton Ave., Folsom, (484) 497-8111.




Sister restaurant to its Philly counterpart, this iteration gets high marks for service, in addition to a creative menu with plenty of twists on classics, such as spinach-infused rigatoni with eggplant, marinara and burrata, and scallops on saffron risotto dotted with parsley. The burrata app is a no-brainer, served with heirloom tomatoes, prosciutto and fig balsamic glaze. Save room for the house-made cannoli for dessert! Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 4 to 8:30 p.m.; closed Monday. 

23 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown, (610) 808-9933.

Photo courtesy of Burrata


Giampino’s Cucina Italiana

Eat dessert first: Momma G’s Skorr cake, made by Mrs. Giampino! It’s a delicate chocolate cake with her signature “fluffy” topping that’s sprinkled with Skorr bars, which are toffee. The other cuisine? Classics like rigatoni al pesto, tortellini al forno and veal piccante. Keep an eye out for Sinatra Night, a cash-only event that’s worth the trip to the ATM. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m..; closed Monday and Tuesday. 

1254 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (610) 853-9330.

Photo courtesy of Giampino’s


Marcus Hook:


You’ll find the locals here — and, they’ve been coming since 2008. That’s because you’ll have leftovers! We always eye up a signature dish, and the penne alla Siciliano does not disappoint: the pasta is tossed in aurora sauce with shrimp, crab meat and scallops. Bonus: The chef’s secret recipe tiramisu is one of the best we’ve had. Convenient, free parking across the street, too. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5 W 10th St, Marcus Hook, (610) 485-6575.

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Desert Rose

We raved over this ethnic gem featuring Moroccan, Israeli and Iraqi cuisines. Now, consider it as a date-night BYOB.

305 W State St., Media, (484) 442-8012.


Dim Sum-Mania

You had us at dim sum! We love to sample a little of this — crab meat pork soup dumplings, steamed creamy bun, sticky rice in lotus leaf — and a little of that — scallion pancake, edamame and pan-fried turnip cake. That’s just the start, as there are lots of dishes and classic Chinese entrees. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10:30 p.m.

17-19 E. State St., Media, (610) 557-8757.


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Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen

Go beyond Taco Tuesday at this BYOB — but learn all about its creative tacos first! Lots of other mouthwatering options here, too.

113 S. Olive St., Media, (610) 566-7794.


Fellini Cafe 

Reservations are a must, a testament to the kitchen’s prowess and the venue’s romantic flair. Being a BYOB is a happy plus!

106 West State St., Media, (610) 892-7616.



Modern comfort food? Yes, please! Sourced locally and being mindful of the seasons makes this clean and delicious cuisine. Check into a vegetarian-friendly panini, such as the trio, fresh spinach, tomato, mozzarella all drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic. Or, dig into a big place like cheddar and kale meatloaf with spinach mac-and-cheese. Like curried chicken? Try the Shiva sammie! Open Sunday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Monday.

110 S. Jackson St., Media, (610) 566-2505.


La Na Thai-French Cuisine 

This culinary mashup is not only a BYOB but also a prime alfresco spot. Thai-French — who can resist?

33 W. State St., Media, (610) 892-7787.


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rye byob

Focused small plates — and carnivore-friendly vegan options — make this one of our favorite food finds. It’ll be your next favorite BYOB.

112 W. State St., Media, (610) 263-7832.


Newtown Square:

Fellini Cafe

Nope, we didn’t make a mistake — two Fellinis in our fair county! Make a reso, and indulge in comfort foods at this charmingly small BYOB.

3541 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-6131.



Ichiban Seafood Buffet

There’s a little bit of everything here — not just seafood! Dig into sushi (more than 20 types), Chinese favorites, American standby and hibachi grilled foods. On a buffet! We like the hibachi steak, Maryland steamed clams, pork ribs, chicken fingers and fries, shrimp … we can’t stop! There’s a senior lunch special Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and a senior buffet discount, too. Open Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

900 E. Woodland Ave., Springfield, (610) 544-9888.



La Canelle Cafe 

Spoiler alert — this is a great, romantic brunch spot! You’ll want to make reservations for this BYOB’s “fresh, nutritious cuisine” (and, yes, it’s delicious).

21 North Providence Rd., Wallingford, (484) 445-2108.



At The Table

Elevated French cooking techniques meet imagination — it’s an ethnic cuisine standout. Reservations are highly recommended at this in-demand BYOB.

1 Louella Ct., Wayne, (610) 964-9700.

Photo courtesy of At The Table

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