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Villa di Roma in the Italian Market, pic from South Philly Review

Villa di Roma in the Italian Market, pic from South Philly Review

 

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

What are all those liquor license apps around Italian Market? Ah, a huge festival

We noticed recently that a liquor license application asking for outside seating appeared outside 12 Steps Down at 9th and Christian. Before we knew it, those signs were popping up like dandelions in a meadow: Connie’s Ric Rac, Teri’s, Villa Di Roma, Anastasi Seafood…

Connie's Ric Rac and the telling orange application

Connie’s Ric Rac and the telling orange application

No, outside patios aren’t flourishing. Those orange placards were signs that the Italian Market Festival is coming.

This Saturday and Sunday, Philly’s preeminent Italian hotbed is opening its doors to the city. During the two-day event, 9th Street’s shops and restaurants will turn the iconic area into a giant block party, free to everyone looking for a little Mediterranean fun – or, apparently, plenty of booze.

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Villa Di Roma plans expansion – eventually

To step into Villa Di Roma in the Italian Marketis to travel back in time, with crowd-pleasing Italian home cooking like Nonna used to make and decor that isn’t so modern either. As the restaurant approaches it’s 50th birthday next year, the owners are looking to make some changes – but with no sense of urgency.

Villa di Roma, 936 S. 9th St.
Epiphany “Pip” De Luca, the owner of Villa di Roma at 936 S. 9th St., told us about the plan to expand their facility. The process has been slow-going. The permit was approved in February, and there’s no set date or timeline for completion. The zoning application is for a one-story addition on the back of the building.
“We’re still tweaking the plans,” de Luca told us. “We hope to get started on the project this spring.” Most of the changes will be to the back of the house – more sinks, more tables, more space “to do [their] jobs better…These are the conveniences we’ve always wanted to have.”
When asked if customers will notice a difference in the dining room, de Luca said they would: the plans include space for extra seating, but no major renovations to the current dining rooms. At least, not in the current plan. Maybe that can be the restaurant’s gift to itself on it’s 100th birthday.

- Caroline Voyles, @CarolineVoyles

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