If you’ve ever wondered what makes Philly cheesesteaks so good, a lot of it is due to the Sarcone’s rolls that the best ones are made with. The Italian Market bakery makes over 25 types of bread every day, and you can order it ahead of time and pick it up in the store if you’re worried they might sell out. They also make square pizzas that are worth the trip alone, and you should always finish with a cannoli - they use the same recipe that they did when they opened in 1918.
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Ralph’s Italian Restaurant
Ralph's is the oldest Italian restaurant in the city, and while there are usually a lot of tourists, the pasta is worth the trip.
Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
Koukouzeli is a Greek spot in the Italian Market that’s good for a take-out gyro or casual lunch during the week.
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Porta is a big pizza place in Center City where you should start a night out and stay for the weekend dance parties.
Lorenzo & Sons Pizza
Lorenzo & Sons is a counter-service pizza spot with enormous slices on South Street that’s open late.
Spuntino is a neighborhood pizza place in Northern Liberties that makes some of the best Neapolitan pies in the area.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
La Locanda Del Ghiottone
La Locada del Ghittone is an Italian BYOB in Old City that serves super solid and affordable pasta.
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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