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Italian Market

Address: 9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 215-334-6008
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Other, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.
Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Other, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.

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Roanoke,Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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306 reviews 306 reviews
96 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to visit the Italian Market on afternoon. We had a good time looking around the shops. Parking was a bit of a problem. We bought some produce. It was cheap, but they seemed to spoil within 24 hours. If you only visit one market in Philly, make it Reading Market.

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New York Mills, New York
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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.

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colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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901 attraction reviews
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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 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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396 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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.

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