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Philadelphia Italian Market
Philadelphia Italian Market

Philadelphia Italian Market

Free admission
Tue-Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-1pm
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19147

The basics

Also known as the 9th Street Market, Philadelphia’s Italian Market has grown to encompass 8th street and 10th street, and stretches from Fitzwater Street to Wharton Street. There are nearly 200 individual businesses in the market, including curbside vendors lining the street and specialty shops and restaurants in the storefronts in between. A number of cafés and restaurants offer outdoor seating. 

Although you can explore the market independently, opting for a guided tour will give you greater insights and help you find hidden gems. Sample a variety of local favorites on a food tasting tour; learn more about the history of the market and meet vendors on a market specific tour; or visit the market as part of a broader sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Philadelphia

star-5
Great experience!
Julie_R, Aug 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
This was a great tour - fun, interesting and delicious! I definitely plan on doing another tour with Chef Jacquie soon.
star-5
That's Amore!
Carolyn_F, Jul 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
It was wonderful to tour this great neighborhood and enjoy wonderful pizza, coffee, cannoli, candies, balsamic vinegar, and other specialties of the Italian market area of Philadelphia! Everything was SO delicious! You can tell that everything was made with a lot of love and focus on quality ingredients. Our tour guide, Chef Jacquie, was very knowledgeable and fun!
star-5
Great tour. Highly recommend it
Phyllis_W, Jun 2022
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings
Loved the mosaics as well as Shelley’s history of the area. She was a terrific guide. I would take another tour with her.
star-5
Chef Jackie is the Best!
Patty_B, Jul 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Being with Chef Jackie again and visiting all her Market friends. Also her grasp of the history of the Market and its people is extraordinary.
star-5
We had a great time on...
CourtneyB, Jun 2022
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings
We had a great time on the tour and learned about parts of Philadelphia we did not know about! Highly recommend!
star-5
Outstanding food tour with Chef Jackie!!
Tina_F, Jul 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Chef Jackie was amazing. She is very knowledgeable about the area and took us to some of the best places in the Italian market. This tour was fun and everything we tasted was delicious. I would definitely recommend doing this with a group of friends, as a couple or even alone. You will have a great time!
star-5
Best food tour ever!
Leonard_F, Jul 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Chef Jacquie was delightful! She was friendly, engaging and most importantly knowledgeable about food history and culture. We enjoyed every minute.
star-5
Fun food tour
Wendy_C, Jun 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Great tour, very informative and fun! We enjoyed all the food! And the history! Chef Jacquie was awesome!
star-5
What a great story teller!
Youngnan_H, Feb 2022
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings
Ryan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learned a lot about the history of Philadelphia.
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Chef Jacquie and the tour...
Kayleigh_V, Jun 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Chef Jacquie and the tour of the Italian Market was wonderful! The food was amazing and Chef Jacquie taught us so much about the history of the market. Anyone who enjoys food and/or history this tour would be for you!
star-5
Excellent guide, enjoyable time!
Ruth_B, Apr 2021
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings
Even with the limitations of Covid, this was a wonderful tour of a part of Philly We’d never explored. Chuck brings history, culture, and his love of these neighborhoods to guide his guests to share his passion and feel at home.
star-5
Loving my roots.
Melanie_S, Apr 2022
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
What an enjoyable day. I love learning the history of my heritage and some interesting facts I wouldn’t have thought of. The businesses that we visited were happy to see us and assist us with our questions and purchases. Cookie and Lisa were fun too at the visitor center. Jackie was a wonderful tour guide who really knew her history. I highly recommend this tour whether you are Italian or not.
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Things to know before you go

  • Dress for the weather as the market is outdoors.
  • Bring cash, as not all vendors will take credit cards.
  • You can find public restrooms at the Italian Market Visitor Center on 9th Street, between Montrose and Christian streets.
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How to get there

The market is located in the Bella Vista and Passyunk Square neighborhoods. There are several paid parking lots and time-restricted street parking in the area. By public transportation, take a bus running along South 8th, 9th, or 10th streets, or the Broad Street Orange Line to Ellsworth-Federal Station.

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When to get there

The market is open daily, though some vendors and shops will be closed on Mondays. Hours will vary among vendors, with some opening very early in the morning and closing by early afternoon. Restaurants are generally open later. The market can get very busy on the weekends. Visit early or during the week to beat the crowds. 

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What to Eat at the Italian Market

Despite its name, you can find more than just Italian food at the Philadelphia Italian Market. Two of the city’s most storied cheesesteak vendors, Geno's Steaks and Pat's King of Steaks, can be found here. You can also find everything from tacos and Thai food to dim sum and jerk chicken. And of course, you can still get pizza and pasta here, including at Lorenzo’s Pizza and Ralph’s Italian Restaurant, which have both been around for over 80 years.

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