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Adelita in East Passyunk has phenomenal tacos, cemitas, and chilaquiles that you should grab on a casual weekday or night.
Nannie Franco's is a solid pizza shop in the Italian Market that's open seven days a week.
John's Water Ice
John's Water Ice is an Italian Market-adjacent spot that's been around since 1945. Here you can get some of the best water ice in Philly on a hot day.
Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
Alma Del Mar
Alma del Mar is a great Mexican restaurant in the Italian Market with lots of seafood options.
Casa Mexico is a small Italian Market spot from the people behind South Philly Barbacoa.
Bibou is a French, tasting menu-only BYOB in South Philly that’s expensive but good for an important date night.
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.
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.
Koukouzeli is a Greek spot in the Italian Market that’s good for a take-out gyro or casual lunch during the week.