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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great Meatballs

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
John P
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riverton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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State College, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My parents have been coming here for the last 20 years and have carried the tradition over to my sisters and I. The restaurant is located in the Italian Market village. Parking can be difficult but there is a parking lot around the corner on Christian street that is free on the weekends after 7 pm. We constantly go back... More 

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California
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408 reviews 408 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a find! While wondering through the Italian Markets, Jeff at Guy Giordanos recommended Villa do Roma. It absolutely exceeded our expectations. The "Gravy" or tomato sauce was just perfect. Addictive! If I hadn't been flying across the country I would have bought some. The pasta and fish dishes were amazing. The staff were welcoming, friendly and really nice.... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Was in Philly the other day and did some shopping at the 9th Street Italian Market so stopped for lunch at Villa di Rosa. It was fabulous. Both of our lunches were delicious but what truly stood out was how friendly everyone was. I asked for just a taste of their "beans and greens" and it was amazing so I... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food is delicious. Our waitress Jodie is great. Her side kicks Jeannie and Michele are great backups. The place feels like an Italian home. Pretty much,from what I gather, a local place. As every table was recognized by the wait staff. Service equal 5 stars. Food is not up to that status. They claim to have the best meatballs... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?