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Villa di Roma

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935
(215) 592-1295
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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You can't get a bad meal here! They have the best gravy and meatballs. Sometimes I buy meatballs and gravy and serve for dinner at home with pasta. They have the old Milan salad with Russian dressing, shrimp,egg its so good. Love the rigatoni and asparagus, Veal Parm. Meatballs, Gnocchi's and so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I went here with my hubby and mother-in-law on a busy Saturday after Christmas. If you want real Italian home cookin' this is the place! I came here a long while ago and it seemed more like a diner. They changed the lighting and use white tablecloths and now the place has more ambiance. It is spotless I might add,... More 

Thank D H
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a cash only restaurant, so load up on the greenbacks and come visit for a superb Italian meal in the heart of the Italian Market!

Thank kjdc1980
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

You can't get a bad meal here! They have the best gravy and meatballs. Sometimes I buy meatballs and gravy and serve for dinner at home with pasta. They have the old Milan salad with Russian dressing, shrimp,egg its so good. Love the rigatoni and asparagus, Veal Parm. Meatballs, Gnocchi's and so much more.

Thank bondoe
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

They seem to use only half of the available seating so the room, which seats approximately 60 diners, is very crowded and a bit on the loud side; however, that does not create a negative atmosphere but a positive one in that it brings a certain level of activity that is quite enjoyable. The service, both at the bar and... More 

Thank John K
Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Villa di Roma is a classic red sauce Italian restaurant in Little Italy that serves up some really great food. I haven't been to a place like this in years - it's beautifully "aged" inside. The meatballs are amazing...honestly some of the best I've ever had with delicious tomato sauce. The breaded asparagus were also amazing.

Thank mikeymaki
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I absolutely love this place. From the location, to the food, to the servers & bartenders. No matter what we order it's fabulous. We always start with the Villa salad & clams in red sauce. I could just have the clams with bread and be happy. They need to jar that sauce!!!

Thank Conshytraveler
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The place takes no reservations, so we came early and got a table right away. The food is excellent and menue can be modified, atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank Jstamn98
Greenwich, Connecticut
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great traditional family style restaurant in South Philly. Same fabulous service and food as 20 years ago. Ziti Francis is one of my favorite dishes anywhere! Still run by the Deluca family.

Thank Fox7122014
Denver, Colorado
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150 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This was a great accidental find! We were trying to find our way through the extremely crowded narrow streets of Little Italy in Philadelphia, when miracle of miracles, a spot opened up for parking right at their front door! Long story shortened, it was a great family Italian place with lots of locals. Pasta done perfectly, shrimp fresh, meatballs awesome!... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You know the type, meatballs in gravy, lasagna covered in gravy, mussels (large) in gravy. The gravy just isn't that good. It's a little too sweet. I left a lot of mine over. Sorry, I went in to really like it. The service didn't help. Who needs a waitress with attitude?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: (215) 592-1295

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?