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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
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Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was a very down home family style restaurant. The food was very good especially the eggplant Parmesan as well as the pasta dishes of spaghetti and lasagna. The service was wonderful with helpful advice on the dishes. The only problem were the mussel appetizer that were very large and somewhat chewy, but the sauce was great. Our family enjoyed... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This place is old school. The food is old world Italian and it's decent...but I've had much much better food in that classic Italian category. I give the place major props for being around as long as they have been and for not getting too caught up in the hype about itself that so many loyalists have for this place.... More 

Thank jim H
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant with long tradition in preparing Italian food, I tried Philadelphia cheese steak and it was delicious. Staff is very friendly, prices are medium for US standards I guess

Thank Duje V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 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 

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Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

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

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Chicago, IL
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?