"Joey Baldino cooks from his heart, without pretense, and in celebration of those who ate, drank, and communed at the club before him. Dinner at the Club brings to life the richness and magic of Italian-American South Philly, and the collection of winning recipes will coax all who enter your home kitchen to 'eat a lot, drink more, and mostly: be social.'"
—Danny Meyer, restaurateur and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group
"Palizzi Social Club
is a South Philly institution and a national destination: old school,
authentic, and with food any Italian grandmother would co-sign on. You also
need to be member to get in, which means that most people will never see it.
That's why I'm thrilled this book exists. It lets everyone, at least for a
moment, bask in the glory of the place."
—Questlove, musician with The Roots
"Dinner At The Club is a peek into a true relic of Philadelphia history, the Palizzi Social Club. With beautiful stories and delicious recipes, this book preserves the memory and celebrates the heart of Italian culture in the city and transports you to a dinner at the club."—Marcus Samuelsson, Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, andCo-Owner of the Red Rooster Harlem
"Old-world flavors and heartfelt presentation make for a delicious mix in this rare look inside a South Philly institution."
—-Publishers Weekly starred review
"This book is gold."