Villa Di Roma

$ $
936 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-1295



  • Repeat winner of the Golden Meatball Challenge between South Philadelphia and South Jersey, Italian Market staple Villa Di Roma has a winning 50-year-old formula for its pan-seared all-beef beauties.
  • Bring cash!
  • The archetype of the no-nonsense South Philly Italian waitress may have been born at this Italian Market landmark amid the letterboard menus, brimming glasses of chianti and plates of giant meatballs.
  • so the meatballs used to only come in "twos" - now apparently u can get them in any increment!!!!
  • Rumor has it that a certain Philly-based restauranteur tried booking his personal holiday party at Villa. The family-owned establishment politely declined; they didn't want to disappoint the regulars.
  • You have to get the Shrimp Scampi and spend the extra $3 for the pasta on the entree. Also Lorraine is the best waitress ever, she really makes you feel at home. Tip her well
  • Chicken livers aren't usually thought of as Italian fare, but the chicken livers Romano (brown sauce) is one of the best dishes I've had anywhere!
  • This is a pic of ye bread dipped in the shrimp scampi sauce but make sure you have anything with meatballs!
  • Try the Village Salad
  • Best Italian food of my life (in the U.S.)
  • Jean is a great waitress
  • The jersey tomato salad is awesome and great to dip the bread in
  • Meatballs are the best in the nation!!!
  • This garlic bread is bangin
  • Meatballs w/red sauce (aka gravy) soooo good.
  • I can never seem to finish my meal, but it's even better as leftovers. Don't forget the meat balls to go!!!
  • From the sassy server to the delicious food this place is exactly what you expect from a restaurant in the Italian market.
  • Shrimp scampi, meatballs, manicotti, villa salad. Great place,probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the USA.
  • Nothing.....
  • I pop in for a meal every time I am in town. They have the best meatballs in town but you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

Nearby places

900 S 9th St
1 Citizens Bank Way (at Pattison St)
930 S 9th St (at Hall St.)