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Villa di Roma

936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
(215) 592-1295
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Ranked #344 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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  • English first
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English first
Butler, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Friendly, family owned and operated. It may not be Grandpa and Grandma in the kitchen anymore, but it must be their exact recipes from decades ago. Don't let the crowd or perceived wait time deter you from eating here. Grab a seat at the bar (if there is one open) and have a Peroni or a glass of wine while... More

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Wilmington, DE
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So I go in with my gal to have a quick meal at the bar. They seemed a little clumsy about serving me at the bar but said they could find a waitress for me. Waitress was a little miserable but did her job. Anyway, to begin, we ordered a side or broccoli rabe, and they brought out sauteed spinach.... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We love Philadelphia's Italian Market and one of the good places to eat on 9th Street, in the heart of the market, is Villa di Roma. They have a friendly bar scene and then a separate dining room/s. Authentic Italian for sure, and well worth it for couples or families. But I can't say it's "the best" Italian food in... More

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Collinsville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Dominic makes everybody part of his family. And his family is all that works at the restaurant from all the history he gave us. The meatballs are tasty and not mealy like some. They are huge and along with the Ravioli I was more than satisfied. Portions are more than generous, prices are not cheap, but very reasonable. It's hard... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to Villa Di Roma to eat on Saturday night and brought our nephew before going to a Phillies game. Our waitress named Jean I feel like I knew her for years, she was a true love! I could not decide what I wanted to eat and she even sat down next to me to help look at the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was not descriptive enough to understand the dishes and menu. Typical dishes were cooked their way. Since one dish was not as described, we sent it back and ordered something else. Both dishes were charged to us. I just wish they would have been clear about the charges before the bill. I would not have ordered something else... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Located in the Italian Market district, this place is known for their meatballs. Smaller than a baseball, but not by much , these are made with a combination of meat and come with a tangy red sauce. They are packaged to take home if you can wait that long. They have a traditional menu we'd try on our next visit... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Down to earth Italian with no frills but all the flavor. This is the place we take friends from out of town for a simple, delicious traditional meal. The location is perfect: smack dab in the middle of the Italian Market area, surrounded by produce, meat and cheese vendors which adds to the atmosphere. Put it on your list...

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We were in the Italian Market and stopped in for lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant and from the moment we walked in we were made to feel like family. Dominick was our waiter and he explained he grew up at the restaurant, and has been working there for 33 years. He told us stories of the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went last night i had not been to this great restaurant in quite a while. We went without a reservation at Dinner Time, only really had a 10 min wait though the room was quite full. Nice bar area and separate dining area nothing fancy but an old fashioned red and white tablecloth covered tables. Had the appetizer of fried... More

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