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Italian Market

9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #77 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I love street markets as they remind me of Europe. The Italian Market is the closest to my memories with its stands on the street and many shops with rare produces in USA like stinky cheese, fresh pasta and invading spices.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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857 reviews 857 reviews
673 attraction reviews
581 helpful votes 581 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ninth Street is a slice of Philadelphia history--ever-changing, vibrant and inviting. While the produce is not as inexpensive as it used to be, it's still a lot of fun to visit and spend time admiring all the offerings at the many stands that line the street, then visiting the shops--browsing and buying. From great meats, fish, baked goods, and every... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Many great things to see and do, but lots of bums and poor people. Close to "little Mexico" and definitely not an upscale side of town. The fruit and veggies were decent, but nothing special. Local italian store with lots of accessories and another local olive oil vendor was nice. Di Bruno Brothers was amazing with samples and good prices.... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a fun time. Food, food, and more food! Plus arts and crafts and music. We had a great time! The cheese shops, Italian market stores, kitchen stores and amazing fresh produce and meats....so worth it. Suggestion: bring bags and cooler bags to take things home! You will need them!

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Albany, NY
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320 reviews 320 reviews
29 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A trip to the Italian Market on a Saturday morning is a walk through an ethnic smorgasbord as you will not only be exposed to Italian foods and wares, but many other ethnic foods as well. Everyone is friendly and 'haggling' is still acceptable at many place, almost expected bu some which makes it a fun challenge to negotiate the... More

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Washington DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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