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936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
(215) 592-1295
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Ranked #295 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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English first
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

this was my first time to the italian market, and heard about others eating at this place. The waitress was very friendly, and the food was excellent. Everything came out quickly....and the presentation was wonderful. The only downfall is that they do only accept cash. I had the baked rigatoni, while the kids had Chicken Parm and Spaghetti. My husband... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After listening to my son rave about Villa Di Roma for a few years, my husband and I took a trip here for lunch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was definitely worth the trip and the soggy slog through the rain. We ordered the spaghetti and meatballs because we HAD to try them and we also ordered a chicken... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a relaxed, family italian place at the Italian market. The food is good, the atmosphere is friendly and the house table wine is quite good. The bartender, Dylan, was great and gave us plenty of recommendations before we sat down. The prices are affordable and it was an excellent experience.

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High Point, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited Villa di Roma the day after Christmas with friends who had been there many times. They have a large full bar area and two dining rooms. Ours was very casual, but comfortable. Our waitress was great, very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The eggplant parmigiano was wonderful. The sandwiches were substantial. The meatballs were huge. They only take cash so... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good South Philly food. Nothing fancy but great meatballs and other basic Italian dishes. Fast service and big portion sizes. Consider sharing a sandwich.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came in town last night and our brother took us to one of his favorite restaurants. Walking in we were immediately greeted with a warm welcome. The decor inside made me feel like I was stepping back in time. Menu up on the wall and the prices were VERY reasonable. We started with fried asparagus. Amazing choice. I've never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I may be biased, because I've been eating here since birth, however, this is the best resturant is the city, hands down. The food is amazing and each dish has its own uniqueness. Yes, it's cash only, but well worth carrying a few extra bills to get food like this. My favorite has always been the villa salad, shrimp scampi... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First, out reservation wasn't honored. After waiting 30 minutes, we were seated and ordered very shortly after that. While the table next to us was seated at the same time, they were paying their bill over an hour later and we hadn't received our dinners! When I complained, I was told by the Management to sit down and enjoy my... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had dinner here tonight, haven't been here in a long time, I don't live in Philly any more. This restaurant is located on 9th ST in South Phillly, right in the Italian Market. The Villa Salad, a house specialty is one of the best salads I've ever had. The Chicken Sicilian is better than anywhere else I have had... More 

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nothing fancy but true, South Philly Italian. From the friendly greeting to the fantastic meal, it was everything my good Italian Buddy claimed it would be. Everything was fantastic.....the fried asparagus was crazy good!!!!! The only thing keeping it from an Excellent is the pasta is alla carte! Would definitely recommend though!

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Additional Information about Villa di Roma

Address: 936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935
Phone Number: (215) 592-1295
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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