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Italian Market

9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
215-334-6008
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Ranked #64 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.
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Washington DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Italian Market is a great glimpse at Philly's past. It's just a few blocks south of South Street (on 9th). Awings cover the street stalls, just as they would have in the 19the century. South Philly is still largely Italian, and the Market is the main street. Di Bruno Brothers' is a must see for the 400 pound blocks... More

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Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great tour. We stopped at several shops and got some treats to taste....gelato, cheeses, tomato pie, and some stories about the community We also saw the mosaics around South Street...really nice. Good guide with just enough background, history and tours. got some fresh pasta and pastries.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Best place to go to put a great meal together if you have a kitchen or just snacks for the hotel. Love Claudio's for cheese, salami and olives. Talluto's has the lightest pasta you will ever eat, and a good sauce. The meatballs could pass for you own. Great variety of raviolo's and many other italian specialty items. Of course... More

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225 reviews 225 reviews
172 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Italian Market down on South 9th Street was quite fun to visit. There are numerous shops and vendors. I was able to get some fruit, a new hat and some chocolates for my office all with in the pan of a few minutes. There was a couple of coffee shops and a few delis as well, but as I... More

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Alexandria
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

First stop pretzels, then cheese, ravoli, kitchen shop, fresh shell fish. I feel like I am back in Naples. I go every time I am in Philly.

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Philadelphia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Yes this is an old street market with curb side tables and steel barrels with wood burning. Yes it is dirty noisy and sometimes crowded. The merchants are working to improve the area but it will take many years. Here are a few tips from my recent visit. - avoid the street south of Washington. Most of the stores are... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I was told many times that Italian market is very nice place to visit, so in the summer we decided to visited it. Actually I expected more and I will say that for me this place was a little disappointed. It is look like old market on the street and I expected to see Italian food and goods. I found... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very much enjoyed coming back to visit the Italian Market after a 30 plus year absence.I especially loved that Claudios was still there and that I could still get their delicious string cheese. Everyone working there is still as friendly and helpful as ever and made me feel like I lived in the neighborhood and shopped there all the time.... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I don’t know when they started calling 9th Street “The Italian Market.” Maybe it was during the 70’s with the coming of the bicentennial. When I was growing up, 9th Street was simply 9th Street. In those days the wooden carts were rolled on big wooden wagon wheels. The yellows and reds and greens that mounded atop them pocked the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Every trip to Philadelphia includes at least some time at the Italian Market. I have spent hours going in and out of shops, or just a fast run through to my favorites. On this most recent trip, we started around the corner at Pat's Cheesesteaks (why does anyone like Geno's?) before spending about 1.5 hours hitting my favorite places. Espositio's:... More

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