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Villa di Roma

Certificate of Excellence
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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936 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3935
(215) 592-1295
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the Italian Market, so you would expect to find good italian food. Look no further. This place is genuine and delicious. They are renowned for their meatballs, but the veal is the best in Philadelphia. With any of the available sauces, the veal is always delicious - and at a very reasonable price. Bring cash, and prepare to... More 

Thank Daniel L
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go early and beat the lineups or wait at the bar over a glass of wine. It's cash only but the prices are more than fair for such large well prepared meals. I've had good success over the years with various pasta and chicken and veal dishes. The servers are friendly and helpful and once you get seated the meal... More 

Thank david l
Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience. Not fancy, just amazing Italian food in a comfortable atmosphere. I didn't want to leave.

Thank Alpharetta_guy
Chicago, IL
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Family run, classic Italian menu. I ordered sauteed chicken livers with pasta and a great Caesar salad. My wife had an excellent pasta dish. good dessert selection. Restaurant is in its' third generation, located in the old Italian market area. It is worth a taxi ride from Center City. Expect good food, good drinks, and very friendly, attentive service. Prices... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great Italian food and service, old school neighborhood restaurant and bar in the heart of the Philly Italian market area. Highly recommended.

Thank Gene M
New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is the best place to go for meatballs. It is true South Philly so don't be offended when the staff refers to you as "doll" or if someone comes and hands your kids money because it's their birthday (true story). Truly a gem of a restaurant.

Thank melissaringford
Marlton, New Jersey
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Celebrated a birthday recently at villa di roma. All of our party was not there and they would not seat us until they all arrived. We arrived at noon and the place was empty. We waited at the bar and were seated at 12:15. The staff is a little short and she never asked us if we wanted anything from... More 

Thank Leaner65
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Have been eating here since the early 1970's...Wife and kids favorite spot when in South Philly. everything on the menu is delicious. Impress your friends...take them here. Note:cash only, but they do have a machine

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Seattle, Washington
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896 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

12 of us were in Philadelphia for a wedding and decided to try Villa di Roma for lunch. We were near the produce market and knew there would be some great Italian food options. The staff was friendly and worked to accommodate our large group quickly. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious! From chicken livers to basic... More 

Thank misopiso88
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We were roaming the produce market when we came across a sign for take out meatballs. We decided to venture in and walked into the bar. We were greeted immediately. We sat at the bar and put in our drink orders and they produced quickly. I have to say that it was the best drinks that we've had in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?