But in two visits we found a lot of things to like at Papa Phil’s.
I’ve always been a fan of pasta with white clam sauce ($12.95). And every version I’ve had of the dish has usually included clams, butter, garlic, white wine and oregano. Papa Phil’s rendition had all of those things, with a few spoonfuls of cream added. It’s a variation that’s served in some parts of Italy and it worked very well. That cream gave the sauce a satiny rich backdrop against which the flavors of clam, spices and wine each made notable appearances.
Most of the pasta dishes at Papa Phil’s allow patrons to pick their fresh-made pastas. I chose linguine for the clam sauce and didn’t leave a single noodle fragment on my plate.
I’ve been a few times and agree with Getto that the pasta sauce is quite good. Well worth a visit. Map.