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The name Bella Vista means beautiful view in Italian & refers to the fabulous view of Center City the residents of this neighborhood are afforded by close proximity & mostly low rise structures. It also, through the power of language, pays respect to the original residents of the neighborhood; the Italian immigrants. The Italian Market is located within the boundaries of this neighborhood as well as the Magic Gardens on South Street, the St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Roman Catholic Church, the Mario Lanza museum & institute, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial & a bocce ball league. The residents of this neighborhood are serviced by the Bella Vista United Civic Association.
What Are the Boundaries?
6th to the East, 11tht to the West, South to the North & Washington to the South
Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
Apparently, Bella Vista is known as the brunch capital of Philadelphia. This doesn’t really surprise us considering the presence of Sabrina’s, Sam’s Morning Glory Diner, Fitzwater Cafe & Royal Tavern. All spots to catch an incredible brunch (& a completely underrated dinner in most cases). There are also some delicious dinner spots like Monsu (points for BYO & a daily prix fixe menu for those of us who want to try everything) & Bibou as well as the neighborhood institutions like Villa di Roma, Ralph’s, Saloon & Dante & Luigi’s.
10th & South is home to the Whole Foods & Super Fresh, conveniently, both have a parking garage for customers. Residents of this neighborhood are so lucky for their close proximity to the Italian Market. Buy fresh pasta at Talludo’s, sample cheese, spend half your paycheck & justify your gym membership at DiBruno’s, buy seafood at Anastasi’s & peruse the produce stalls for the best & the freshest. Don’t forget about Claudio’s for cheese! They have delicious homemade ricotta & mozzarella.
Budding chefs should jump into the rabbit hole that is Fante’s Kitchen Wares. Otherwise, head over to South Street, Queen Village, Passyunk Ave., Washington Square West or Rittenhouse Square to get your fix. This residential neighborhood is close to everything!
Get your bocce or community garden on at Bardascino park at 1oth & Carpenter, enjoy the gardens maintained by the Friends of Cianfrani Park at 8th & Fitzwater or take your kids & watch them play at Palumbo Playground & Rec Center at 10th & Fitzwater.
Tight South Philly streets ensure that this neighborhood is tricky for parking. There are a couple of municipal lots on Christian Street & 8th Street. They are first come first serve & if you are not on a permit there is a time limit. Otherwise, apply for your parking permit & walk & bike everywhere since this neighborhood is so central. Pop up to Broad Street for subway access at the South/Lombard station of the Ellsworth/Federal & head north or south. Check out septa.org for bus routes.
What’s for Sale?
|Price Range:||$11 to $5,000,000||Price Average:||$398,693|
|Size Range:||444 to 37,418 Sq. Ft.||Size Average:||2,163 Sq. Ft.|