South Ninth Street

(A huge portrait mural of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor, keeps watch over the "Italian Market" section of South Ninth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Stone crab claws were one of about 300 seafood offerings at Anastasi Seafood in South Philadelphia.  File photo provided)

In South Philadelphia’s Italian Market, Shoppers Readying For ‘Feast of 7 Fishes’

For Italians, Christmas Eve means the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

12/24/2012

(Ralph's Restaurant, on South Ninth Street, in vintage photo.)

Oldest Italian Restaurant in America? That Honor Passes to South Philadelphia

With the closing of a restaurant in San Fransico on Tuesday, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant on South Ninth Street is now the oldest Italian restaurant in the country. Ryan Rubino is the fifth-generation owner.

05/24/2012