We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Italian Market

9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
215-334-6008
Improve this listing
Ranked #83 of 293 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.
Write a Review

163 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    55
    34
    10
    6
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York Mills, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice place for meat and veggies..You need to look carefully at the fruit and veggies they sell along the street before purchasing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
colorado
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

i was anticipating more even after having read TA accounts of a deteriorating market. unfortunately, even my lowered expectations were not met. there was no excitement, no vibe. the whole street was just flat. never saw a single shop that made me slow my stride. i got the feeling that this was the kind of slide that needed to hit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
1,567 reviews 1,567 reviews
869 attraction reviews
1,480 helpful votes 1,480 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The market which runs along 9th street for a few blocks in South Philadelphia was once a colorful bustling Italian food market is still worth a visit. Food is sold from push carts in the street but there are many shops selling cheap junk made in other countries. There still are good butcher shops, an excellent store selling coffee and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
667 reviews 667 reviews
394 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The stalls at the roadside are great and have plenty of cheap fruits and vegetables. If I lived in Philly, I would buy from here. The shops, on the other hand, are way overpriced. Di Bruno's cheese shop, for example, is way overpriced. The good in the stores is of high quality, but the price is over the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eustis, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
509 reviews 509 reviews
242 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
bangalore
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Italian Market also viewed

 
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
 

Been to Italian Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing