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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Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
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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The Brick location of this Staten Island institution is the best spot for pizza around Bayhead, Brick, and Mantoloking.
Nomad is one of the best pizza places around Center City, and it’s even better during Happy Hour or SIPS in the summer.
Birra is a casual pizza and beer spot in East Passyunk that’s good for watching games and Happy Hour.
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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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