Italian Market, Philadelphia

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    Italian Market

    by dlandt Updated Aug 8, 2005

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    Italian Market

    Located on the south side of the city in a quiet, shady area, just north of 9th and Washington is the Italian Market. This is essentially a preserved Italian neighborhood where you can eat or shop for Italian things. Parking is atrocious, but the area is so well preserved that its worth the extra time. Having been to a lot of these, I would have to say that this is the best, most extensive Little Italy I've ever been to.

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    by apbeaches Updated Nov 28, 2010

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    Walking through the Old Italian Market in Philadelphia was an experience. We enjoyed walking past all of the fruit & vegetable stands, the amazing butcher with exotic meats & sausages, pasta shops, cheese stores & housewares....

    We walked all the way to the end and were torn between Geno's or Pat's Philly Cheesesteaks. The neon lights, crowds and casual ambiance was fun. Each had autographed photographs of celebrities and colorful signs. Both made cheesesteaks to order with cheeses, onions, mushrooms....

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    by acemj Updated Dec 21, 2003

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    Probably made most famous by Sylvester Stallone's jog through its heart in 'Rocky,' this is the place to get all things Italian. You WILL get hungry. I recommend stopping at Ralph's, a place that's been around for a hundred years and stopping for a water ice (pronounced by locals as 'wuder') before you leave!

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    by asturnut Written Jan 22, 2005

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    The Italian Market is real Philadelphia. It's raw, interesting and a little dirty. The market is located in South Philly in the area once dominated by mob. It's no longer only Italian but an ecclectic mix of Asian and Mexican. Like the Reading Terminal, the Italian Market is culinary delight, with lots specialty shops selling spices, tea, coffee, exotic ingredients from far off lands, prime cuts of meat and wide-array of fresh caught fish.

    The Italian Market is also a great spot to get an inexpensive lunch, with choices ranging from cafe fare, to middle eastern, mexican, italian, chinese, vietnamese and more! Oh, and how could I forget, it's the home of such famous cheese steak destinations as Pat's and Geno's. Yum!

    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday thru Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    Sunday: 9am to 2pm
    Monday: Closed

    See my Italian Market Travelogue.

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    by Andreja86 Written Jun 15, 2011
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    Don't miss this italian inspired street.
    You'll find a lot of italian specialities, products and vegtables.

    It felt like Italy has merged with USA. I was surprised to see how original they had kept it.

    If you have plenty of time in Philadelphia you sould go there!

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    Claudio's - the best mozzarella I've ever tasted

    by giselle25 Written Apr 11, 2007

    Go to Claudio Mozzarella and 1) watch fresh mozzarella being made right there, through the glass wall, and 2) eat mozzarella - it's freaking delicious! Claudio's mozzarella makes my top 10 list of Philly foods I miss most, now that I don't live there anymore. I liked to walk over to Claudio's after eating brunch at Morning Glory Cafe, a few blocks away.

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    by globetrotter_2006 Written Mar 20, 2006

    After we ate @ Pat & Genp's, we walked up 9th street through the Sunday Italian Market. It was a great experience as we got to check out the locals & their lifestyle.

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