February 24, 2022
Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, the restaurateur duet behind some of Philadelphia's most popular eateries, are ready to open their newest spot in Midtown Village.
Good Luck Pizza Co. opens on Thursday to customers for in-person dining. If the address, 105 S. 13th St., sounds familiar, that's because the restaurant will be set up in the former home of Safran Turney Hospitality's Spanish wine bar Jamonera, which closed in October 2020.
Good Luck Pizza will at first be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5-10 p.m., before expanding service to seven days a week in the spring. Bar seating, takeout and delivery service are also available. Outdoor dining is planned once the warmer weather returns.
Thick-crust pizza is the highlight of the restaurant's menu, made light and crispy through a high-hydration and long-fermentation process.
Cheese, pepperoni, vegetable and sausage and peppers are just a few of the available pies. Gluten-free crust will also be available on a limited basis for an extra $4 per pie.
The rest of the menu features a variety of apps including salads, wings, mussels and fried calamari, as well as entrees like rigatoni and braised pork and chicken Milanese. Desserts will also be available.
For drinks, the bar will offer craft cocktails, locally-sourced beers and a wine list focused on natural and grower-centric wines from the United States, Italy and Austria. Among the local breweries featured include Yards, Double Nickel and 2SP. Each of the available wines were selected to pair and bring out the flavor in the pizza.
Good Luck Pizza held a series of pop-up events in recent months to tease the new establishment and some of its food offerings to customers.
The restaurant joins Safran Turney's portfolio, which includes other favorites, like Bud & Marilyn's, Barbuzzo, Lolita and Little Nonna's.
Safran and Turney have created a mini-empire around 13th Street since their business partnership was formed 20 years ago. In addition to their restaurants, the duet also owns the gift shops Open House, We Heart Philly and He Said, She Said, the jewelry store Verde and the chocolate shop Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates.
Safran and Turney are expected to open another new restaurant, Loveluck, inside the visitors center at LOVE Park this year.