Best Slow-Roasted Pork 2018: With a recipe that holds up to South Philly scrutiny, Ron’s roast pork is a menu sleeper—seasoned perfectly, sliced thin and piled high on your choice of bread, with a side of jus for dipping and drizzling. Toppings include broccoli rabe, hot peppers, provolone, Wisconsin cheddar, and horseradish sauce.
Best Something for Everyone, 2017: This neighborhood mainstay continues to delight with cheesesteaks, burgers, hearty entrées and its signature personal pizza, the Oval. Owner Ron Inverso prides himself on food for all, including those with sensitivities. Try the crab-and-artichoke bake, the chicken-and-broccoli aglio olio, and the drunken-shrimp capellini.
Best Pizza Alternative 2016: Ron’s specially seasoned Oval has an oblong shape and is topped with a variety of hearty options. Play it safe with the four-cheese version, try something new like the Veggie or the Cha Cha Chicken, or dream up your own. Gluten-free available, too.
Best Gluten-Free Options 2015: Pursuing a gluten-free diet but don’t want to give up variety? Ron’s Original Bar & Grille can help. With plenty of gluten-free menu options and substitutions available, you can have choices and stick to your nutrition plan. Popular items sans gluten include Ron’s Macho Nachos, risotto and surf-and- turf scampi.
Best Healthy Options 2014: If owner Ron Inverso is calling it healthy, it must be local, natural, and hormone and antibiotic free, with no MSG, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. His gluten-free offerings also fit the bill.
Best Gluten-Free Go-To 2013: Gluten-free options are hardly unusual these days, but Ron's excels where others merely get by. You'll never now you're eating gluten-free pizza crust, and you can indulge in an assortment of made-to-order GF options, plus GF beer and mixed drinks.