You’ll probably encounter a few tourists when you go to Ralph’s, but that’s kind of fair seeing as it’s one of the oldest Italian restaurants in the country (it opened its doors in 1900). You really feel like you’re stepping back in time, from the little tables all crammed together to the black and white photos hanging on the green tile and floral wallpapered walls, and the food is the sam way. Expect big portions of everything from spaghetti to shrimp scampi that you probably won’t be able to finish. On the plus side, you’ll have lunch for the next week.
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Koukouzeli is a Greek spot in the Italian Market that’s good for a take-out gyro or casual lunch during the week.
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.
Villa Di Roma
Villa di Roma is an old-school Italian restaurant in the Italian Market that still feels like it’s in the 1960s.
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Ambra is the partner restaurant to Southwark, but the Queen Village spot is much smaller, and only offers a four-course prix fixe menu.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
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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