Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St.

215/627-6011.

Ralph’s has been in business since 1900. Five generations of the same family have owned and operated the restaurant since its inception. One hundred years later, they work as hard as Francesco Dispigno and his son Ralph did to maintain the tradition that has been built for a century. Others may claim it, but Ralph’s is the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in the country. Everything is made to order with the finest ingredients used in recipes that have been passed down from one generation to another. Nightly specials. Room available for parties up for 60 persons. Lunch and dinner daily.

J&J South Philly Pizza

Located at the most exciting intersection in South Philly, J&J’s serves Philly’s greatest pizza plus a huge selection of cheesesteaks, hoagies, panzarotti, and much, much more! No visit to Philly is complete without a trip to J&J’s! Open Sunday-Thu 8am-12am, Fri and Sat 8am-1am.

Le Viet

1019 South 11th St.

215/463-1570

Hours:

Open daily 11am-10pm.

Come visit Le Viet, the beautiful new Vietnamese restaurant near the Italian Market in South Philly. Dramatic natural setting with cherry blossom in tall glass vases, tile and textured stone walls, and muted lighting create a soothing yet elegant setting. House specialties include the Green Papaya Salad tossed with dried beef, and Chicken and Fresh Ginger cooked in a clay pot. Try one of the refreshing tropical drinks like the salty lime soda. Additional parking in rear of building.

Dante and Luigi’s

Corner of 10th and Catherine Sts.

215/922-9501

Hours:

Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am- 10:30pm, Sat 3pm-10:30pm, Sun 3pm-9:30pm.

Reservations must be made by phone.

Philadelphia’s oldest restaurant established in 1899. Winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2010”. Operating continually for 112 years, serving traditional homemade dishes, including their 20oz. veal chop and specialty osso buco, making this a “MUST STOP”. Come dine in a charming old world parlor atmosphere of yesterday. Private room for parties up to 50.

Geno’s Steaks

No visit to Philly is complete without a trip to the legendary Geno’s Steaks, in the heart of South Philly! Serving Philly’s finest steaks since 1966, Geno’s uses only the best, thinly sliced rib-eye steak so it grills up nice and juicy (never greasy). Their onions are always fresh, their bread comes straight from the oven, and their cheese….well it’s cheese. You can never really go wrong with cheese. Offering great hoagies too, plus cheese fries. Open 24 hours. Outdoor seating available.

Monsu

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market, this quaint BYO delivers the bold and vibrant flavors of Sicily through an authentic and diverse menu. The menu boasts seasonal ingredients, gluten free options, and everything is made in house. Bring wine and an appetite. Reservations are strongly recommended.