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Address: 9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 215-334-6008
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.

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Shop right for a bargain and savor the place

Yes, the Italian Market can be a bit off-putting. It isn't the best swept, and it sometimes smells, but the food is the best. Depending upon the time of day that you go, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Burke, Virginia, United States
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Olympia, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sad to see this once vibrant market fading away. There are still a couple core businesses but the rest is junk. I think the biggest problem is the attitude of the customers.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very few shops were open during winter, so my advice would be: If you visit in winter, don't bother.

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Yes, the Italian Market can be a bit off-putting. It isn't the best swept, and it sometimes smells, but the food is the best. Depending upon the time of day that you go, it's either a dessert with little or nothing on view to an oasis of goods and delicacies with hoards of people to the aftermath of an army... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you don't mind trash and rat infested street side markets. Enjoy yourself?!? 9th Street is a disgrace to what was once a great city in America. There were a few remnants of the Italian merchants fighting for existence. The pastries I purchased at Isgros' were lacking in taste and not fresh. I felt like I was walking the streets... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I don't believe how many times I've been to Philly and never knew about the Italian Market here. The bargains were amazing!! Great variety of vendors too. A stop to this area is a permanent must-do on my trips to Philly now

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Second time here. Shop for italian meats, dried pasta, pizelles and kitchen items here. Fantes is a great place to shop for the kitchen/bakery specialty items and there is a variety of places to shop for food. A spice shop and olive oil/balsamic vinegar store there as well.

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Over the years it has become cheesy in spots. No pun intended. If you stop in the right shops you will find some of the finest examples of italian meats, cheeses, olives, breads and unusual delicacies you can find in very few other places. If you avoid the tourist traps and cheap junk and stick to the business at hand... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This real market isn't fancy. Buy from street vendors selling produce. Visit the stores that have been serving customers for 50, 60 or more years. It's a fun stroll but bring cash since many vendors don't take credit. The places cater to regulars and make it enjoyable for the tourists. If you want touristy--go to the Reading Terminal Market. If... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My favorite route from downtown is down 9th Street where you can jump off and detour Lombard or the antique district. The market lines 9th and you can really experience South Philly here. Off the beaten path but I think it's definitely worth it.

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Parkville, Missouri
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This working market area is similar to others that are found in northeastern cities. There are many places (including outside stands on the street) to buy meat, fruit, vegetables, and pastries. Tourists will probably want to focus on the eateries. The market extends quite a way down 9th Street, so you'll have lots from which to choose. We enjoyed our... More 

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