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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
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You are treated like family - even if your not a regular

The Italian market area of Philadelphia is a unique place. Time of day and day of the week changes the atmosphere just like the the seasons. Evening it appears dirty and deserted, so a visit to Villa di Roma seems to be questionable for the first time visitors. Empty carts along the sidewalks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Herm B
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Italian market area of Philadelphia is a unique place. Time of day and day of the week changes the atmosphere just like the the seasons. Evening it appears dirty and deserted, so a visit to Villa di Roma seems to be questionable for the first time visitors. Empty carts along the sidewalks, the smell of food that has good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family took my mom for a special birthday celebration. We have been coming here since I was a little girl. We come here for a lot of big birthday celebrations. This was was a horrible experience. The service was not good at all. We had to ask for things three or four times. My six year old ordered spaghetti... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Authentic South Philly Restaurant. Chicken Cutlets are pounded and breaded perfectly. I also highly recommend the Villa Salad. Make sure to bring cash they don't take credit cards.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

As a former resident of South Jersey, having now lived in Charlotte, NC, for years, this is the Philly restaurant I truly miss. We're talking local, local, Italian Market, neighborhood local; the food is FANTASTIC (chicken Sicilian my absolute favorite) the service is warm and engaging...."you need more bread sweetie?" The price is right, the carafe of house wine engaging,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went in late on a Friday around 9:30. The restaurant was about half-empty and there were a number of seats at the bar. We sat down, ordered two drinks and asked to put in a food order. The bartender said "one minute." We waited 5 more and asked again. Then he said, "oh, we're not taking food orders at... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's in the Italian Market in the heart of South Philadelphia where "Rocky" ran the streets. Villa di Roma is family owned where old family recipes come to life in big portions to satisfy everyone who enters this iconic restaurant. The servers are from the neighborhood, some have been working the tables for ever and always make you feel like... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Always a winner for the red-gravy experience. Been here forever and is an inexpensive way to really get the neighborhood experience.DO try the daily specials .No disappointments here...

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Riverton, New Jersey
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Forty years ago I ate my first meal at Villa Di Roma, and still make it back from time to time to have the best Italian food anywhere. It's right smack in the middle of Philadelphia's Italian market where you expect to see Rocky running down 9th St at any time. It was Saturday night before mother's day and the... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Right in the heart of the Italian Market, this place can get crowded for dinner. The meatballs are to die for. Not very fancy, but the food is good! This is also cash only!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on a Sunday evening, only had to wait about 20 minutes. An amazing meal. Try the fried asparagus. The pasta was outstanding. We kept the appetizer muscles sauce to dip our bread into during dinner which was fantastic. We will return regularly despite the 30 minute drive from Delaware.

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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 20
Cuisine: Italian

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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
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

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