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Italian Market

9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #76 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is my mecca of meat and veggies. I try to stop in a few weekends a month to grab some select meat from espositos and some of the other great butchers. You need to look carefully at the fruit and veggies they sell along the street before purchasing. DO NOT go to the Italian Market without visiting Claudio and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We enjoy it every time we go. So hard to resist overbuying cheeses, bread, meats, spices & teas, oil & vinegar tastings, fresh pasta rolled/cut to order, fresh produce... all at good prices. We bring our cooler & icepacks for this trip! Don't go too late (after noon) or you won't find any fresh bread left. Had unique lunch sandwiches... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whether you are a Philadelphian or a visitor, this is a fun day to walk the crowded streets with outside vendors selling fish, produce, etc. Remember to bring an ice chest. Prices are very reasonable comparing to local supermarkets.. if you are a cook you must visit Fante's for kitchen wares, cake decorating supplies, etc. THE HAVE ANYTHING YOU COULD... More

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Eustis, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you want to step back into history and walk down street. You can shop and eat. Went on day when not the best so don't go on Monday's. One of the things I wanted to see and do while on my visit to Philly. Several really nice restaurants and stores along the street.

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Alexandria, VA
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228 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A return to the Italian Market after seven years away was a bit disappointing. The old market is still there with its crowded street and produce stands on the sidewalks and meat vendors inside the shops. There are still some small restaurants as well. But the ambience is not there as South Philadelphia has begun to change and the Italian... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After a HEAVY breakfast at the 4th street delicatessen, we strolled over to the italian Market / street. This place has a Welcome center where you can get maps and memorabilia. The market itself was bustling, since it was a Sunday. FRESH ingredients like cheese and salads are available here. We strolled around for an hour and finally came to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is a nice stroll in this area. Around the market you can find some fun houses (it is not far from Magic gardens). The market isself has some nice shops. Cafe was good and restaurant Sabrina just round the corner. The market itself is ok with standard fare shops. Some delis with italian specialities looked good.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

OK, here is the scoop. There are a few Italian shops here, which seem nice. The butcher shops look like they have good stuff. The rest are Hispanic/Asian in nature. Tons of Hispanic/Asian street vendors selling cheap, lead filled Chinese toys and produce that you can buy cheaper in the grocery store. Nothing like Little Italy in NYC, which is... More

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Bethany Beach
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Better than we remembered. Fun and interesting shops, cute restaurants, friendly people. Outdoor stands and indoor shops. Worth a visit if you are in the area

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

just a bunch of street vendors selling food. I thought it would be more like the reading terminal market. It was pretty smelly and finding parking was impossible. We ended up just driving through and not stopping. I don't see the attraction here.

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