Koukouzeli is a casual Greek spot in the Italian Market, and it’s open for both lunch and dinner. We like it more for lunch, where you can stop by and grab a gyro pita for $9 that’s better than whatever you get from your favorite street cart. They also have a bunch of mezze dishes like dolmades and kolokithia, and in case it matters to you, there are plenty of vegan options too.
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Sarcone’s in the Italian Market is where all the good cheesesteak places get their rolls, but they also have good pizza and desserts.
Casa Mexico is a small Italian Market spot from the people behind South Philly Barbacoa.
Santucci’s Original Square Pizza
Santucci’s has been around since the ’50s making thin square pies with the perfect amount of sweet tomato sauce.
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Effie’s is a small Greek BYOB with a hidden back garden that you'll want to keep all to yourself.
Kostas is a Greek restaurant and bar on Girard with a hidden back patio where you should be day drinking in the summer.
George’s is a Greek-ish diner where you can get some of the best breakfast and lunch dishes in Cape May.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Mr. Martino’s Trattoria
Mr. Martino’s Trattoria is a cash-only Italian BYOB that’s only open three days a week.
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