ATTENTION: Due to Philadelphia’s Covid-19 restrictions all guests must be from the same household.

The safety of our guests is our main priority. All guests must wear a mask and all vendors will be taking precautions and following safety protocols. Our activities will take place outside the shops where our vendors will be happy to greet you and show you why our neighborhoods are so loved. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

South Philly Italian Family Dinner

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: 9th StrEAT, Philadelphia's Historic Italian Market

Adult

$75

Due to Philadelphia's Covid19 restrictions all guests must be from same household.

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This tour is based on Italian Sunday dinner and traditions like shopping for food to bring to dinner and a passaggiata (walk) after dinner.

  • We stop at local food shops, learn about their history and sample their food.
  • We will meet the family and then sample the best meatball in the City. Dinner will be at the oldest family-run restaurant in the country.
  • After dinner, we take a leisurely “Passeggiata” (stroll) through the market, socialize, then sample Italian desserts and coffee.

Private Tour

Tour runs Tuesday through Sunday at 3:30pm

Moderate Walking - not wheel-chair accessible

Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Rain, snow or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Tour available in English and Italian

Wine available with dinner. Must be 21 with valid ID

Our guests receive an exclusive shopping discount.


What to Expect

This Philly Italian Sunday dinner food tour is based on Sunday Italian traditions.  Lucky for us, this tour is available Tuesday through Sunday.  Below is an idea of what we will be doing on this food tour.

Every Sunday, Grandmom (Nonna) or another family member (who was a good cook) would host family dinner.  And, like every good Italian, you never showed up empty handed.

Tasting and shopping for foods to bring to Nonna’s house was always fun.  Cheeses, prosciutto, olives and cannoli were always tops in our book.

Images of spaghetti and meatballs made our mouths water all morning long.  Finally, we would sit down for dinner and catch up on what happened during the week and share some funny stories about the family and the past.

After dinner, we would all take a passeggiata (stroll) through the market.  Eventually we would sit down for dessert and the adults would have coffee.

 

This food tour is based on Sunday Italian family dinner. We stop at shops sample foods and then sit and enjoy dinner, wine and dessert.

Our first stop is all about the cheese!

Antipasto samples include Italian favorites like olives, salumi and cheeses.

You're oil I need!

Sniff, swirl and sip extra virgin olive oils, premium balsamic vinegars, salts and honey at this interactive tasting room.

On top of spaghetti, is the best meatball!

We meet the family and then sit down to taste the best meatball in town!

It's gravy not sauce!

Pull up a chair and eat with us at our South Philly Italian Family Dinner table. Spaghetti and a glass of wine are on the menu.

There is always room for a little dessert!

We stop at a local Italian café for a dessert sampling. Samples can include cannoli, biscotti, gelato or sfogliatella and a little coffee to finish off this fun family food tour.


Where to Meet

Walking food tour starts at the Italian Market Visitors Center:

Italian Market Visitor Center
919 S 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Parking:
Official Italian Market parking lot:
Carpenter St between 9th & 10th Streets. Free street parking on Sundays

Additional parking:
Washington Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. Free 2 hour street parking.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Parking is available at each tour’s location.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, dairy free, food allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

Yes, although limited, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected locations.

The safety of our guests is our main priority. All guests must wear a mask and all vendors will be taking precautions and following safety protocols. Our activities will take place outside the shops where our vendors will be happy to greet you and show you why the Italian Market and East Passyunk Avenue are so loved. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

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"Jacquie's tour was fun, tasty and informative. She conveys a wealth of knowledge with good humor, she knows the merchants and their stories. We appreciated the the care with which she managed the tour during these COVID times; everything was individually sealed, hand sanitizer was available."

Jeanmarie

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