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Address: 9th Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: +1 215-334-6008
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A colorful outdoor market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.

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Great Feel for Local Culture

Walking down this section of Philadelphia gives you a sense of local culture and takes you back a generation. With local vendors on the streets and little delis and shops, it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I'm on a budget and have to buy food for the week, I'll go to the Italian Market. The price for the fresh produce is definitely nothing you can compare if you shop at ShopRite or Giant. Recently I went there in the weekend, I couldn't believe with my own eyes that a full case of mangoes was only... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured the area with Free Tours by Foot. Several of the food shops were so run down, that I questioned the food safety practices. I really liked the fresh produce prices and purchased fresh fruits and vegetables which I tried to use the next day. I had to throw away about half of everything I purchased. Just one day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shops and atmosphere are eclectic and vibrant. There are specialty shops that are worth visiting like Di Bruno Bros Cheese, but the entire 9th St strip that starts out Italian at the South St end and morphs into Mexican at the other end is worth visiting. The bonus is the street art and the nearby Magic Garden featuring Isaiah... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

folks have said there is not much going on during the week in the Italian market place. they are right about that. there is a mix of Asian and Mexican shops and restaurants as well. very disappointing after folks have recommended this...some posting in Dipasquale's in Baltimore to try the Philly Italian market and we did, but prefer to spend... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Walking down this section of Philadelphia gives you a sense of local culture and takes you back a generation. With local vendors on the streets and little delis and shops, it is a great place for a snack or lunch. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

So glad we visited The Philadelphia Italian Market! I felt like I was in Italy or Sicily visiting relatives! Everyone was friendly on the streets and in the stores! The young ladies in The Visitor Center were VERY helpful, friendly and extremely informative of the area! The pastries and coffee were excellent at Anthony's and the pastries looked wonderful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Italian Market on the 8th and 9th streets - everything is Italian here - food, veggies, restaurants with pasta and sausages, manners, and such. No need to fly to Italy - everything is right here!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This market it definitely better if your a local visiting it. You just have more options. For tourists like myself, while all of the fresh meats, cheeses, and produce looked inviting, I can't bring it back to my hotel. Maybe I was looking for more specialty shops, but it was average anyway.

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Thank Frank I
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This place is not in the same league as Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, NY. Many of the shops appear run down. There's a few decent vegetable stands and pasta / cheese shops. Attilio Esposito's was one of highlights of our visit. This butcher shop has a wide selection of meats and the staff is helpful and friendly. The cop... More 

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Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Well our last leg of our Philly bus tour from Marriott's Fairway Villas in Galloway New Jersey was coming up . Wow ! What a day , What a tour ! The 9th Street Italian Market in South Philadelphia is over a 100 years old . Great place for shopping of all kinds of Goodies . Meats , Produce, Cheeses,... More 

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