Fishtown is home to my favorite Philly pie slinger, Pizza Brain, and the highly-regarded Pizzeria Beddia. Last spring, Fishtown got its first "grown-up" restaurant with Wm. Mulherin's Sons, according to Philly's top food critic Craig Laban.
|Wm. Mulherin's Sons|
|Rear of the building, adjacent to parking lot|
|The pizza kitchen area|
|Porcini Cavatelli with Truffles|
Just as importantly, the flavors were on target. The puffy crust had its own rich and slightly nutty taste. The cheese blend included Caciocavallo, which we first discovered on the stellar Neapolitans at Scuola Vecchia. When I see Caciocavallo on the pizza menu, it helps me decide quickly.
The red sauce was nuanced and played perfectly with the cheeses and the generous slices of the salty mortadella. All of the toppings were proportioned ideally. Kudos! This pie stands shoulder to shoulder with Capofitto and Vetri as the top rank Neapolitans in Philly. I'll be back to try some of the more creative pies, like the pumpkin, lamb & artichoke, or speck & egg.
|Perfect leopard spotting underneath|