Check Out Macaroni’s New Outdoor Kitchen P_Square Opening This Month!
On May 11 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., twin brothers and co-owners Davide and Chef Gianni Primavera will debut their new outdoor kitchen at P² (“P_Square”) Lounge. The opening event will feature complimentary Prosecco, Peroni and Pizza from the custom-crafted brick oven, and Davide and Chef Gianni will be on hand to greet guests as local musicians play live music to celebrate the debut of their new outdoor kitchen at P². Guests will have a clear view of Chef Gianni and his team at work as they prepare and serve a menu of pizzas and other casual, share-able Italian fare from the outdoor kitchen.
Designed by Gianni’s wife Gosia Primavera, an architect, P² is named for the twin brothers’ shared last initials, and is a gorgeous hidden gem that features a variety of seating options. A 40-seat square bar, a cozy lounge beneath the glittering light strands of the pergola, and larger communal tables comfortably accommodate groups of all sizes, surrounded by lush greenery. Guests are encouraged to visit for a drink and a bite at the opening party, then stay before or after for dinner at neighborhood favorite Macaroni’s Restaurant, the sister property to P².
Following the debut party, P² will serve pizzas, raw bar selections, sandwiches, and small plates, as well as beer, wine and cocktails, all summer long. Their fun cocktails and craft beers, as well as imported Italian offerings from Le Baladin and Birrificio del Ducato, are perfect for warm-weather sipping, and folding glass doors can surround the bar and create an all-weather space that still feels open and breezy, even on cool or rainy evenings.
Macaroni’s is an enduringly popular restaurant that brothers Davide and Gianni Primavera have operated since taking it over shortly after they graduated from high school. The brothers got their start in the hospitality business working at the original Macaroni’s; when the owner announced his departure as they finished their senior year, the young entrepreneurs used their parents’ home as collateral to finance their purchase of the restaurant. Today, their loyal guests return time and again for Chef Gianni’s Old World Italian fare with contemporary techniques and ingredients – not to mention the restaurant’s signature, complimentary roasted green Italian peppers, seasoned and served with crusty bread at the start of every meal. Recently, Macaroni’s was profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s popular “The Spot” column, devoted to rediscovering the city’s hidden dining gems, which praised the Primaveras’ “warm hospitality” and noted that P² was “a hit [when it debuted] last summer.”