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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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947 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5050
+1 215-755-1121
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Merion, PA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Low key with great sandwiches and also a small shop with great middle eastern items. Yum - always love it there.

Thank Jorick1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This restaurant is many years at the Italian Market. they have asmall shop with very typical arab foods. also have a restaurants wity authentic Lebanese food. The food is fresh prepared in the their kitchen and made to order. Very tasty.

Thank sararefaeli
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Small, low key spot offering delicious lentil soup, hummus, tabouli, etc (as well as meat dishes) food at very reasonable prices. We all ordered seconds!

3 Thank jasonntara2015
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Here's my favorite bitars moment: buy the zataar bread, olives, hummus and feta. Take it home and top the bread with hummus, then trader joes steamed lentils then the rest of your bitars purchases. Pop it in the oven to melt the feta a bit, sprinkle with some basil or cilantro...tada! Your new favorite snack or meal! Also, everything cooked... More 

1 Thank erik e
Hudson Valley, NY
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170 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Excellent food and reasonable prices. We had the falafel sandwich and a chicken kabob sandwich. The taste was terrific. The desserts are great too. No coffee or espresso is served here. If I lived in this area, I would be here on a regular basis. Please note that this is really a mini-grocery type store with tables.

1 Thank DHudsonValley
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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346 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Bitar's is combination grocery store/restaurant. It would qualify as a hole in the wall place but at least you can eat indoors. They stock Middle Eastern ingredients that you will not find anywhere else. the Pita is baked fresh daily. the humus is execellent. The Baklava(pistachio or walnut) is just the right size. It is rich, buttery and honey sweet.... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Little middle eastern deli/eat-in in South Philly. Good service, great food, what more do you want? Well, a little more room maybe, it's pretty small, but go anyway. Order whatever you want, it's all good. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank olddog53
Atanta, GA
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I lived in Philly for 8 years and ate at Bitars on a weekly basis. My recent visit this past fall took me back for their incredible grilled felafel pitas. It was just as I had remembered it. The felafel and pickled beets are soooooo good! Their baklava is amazing, especially the pistachio.

Thank TraveLoggin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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501 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

For all your middle eastern food yens. Great pita, hummus, falafel etc. The sandwiches are very good & there's a playground across the street with an entrance on 9th Street if you want to get your sandwiches to go

Thank pookala
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

You can pick your own wheat to make tabbouleh or get it already made. Grape leaves, baklavah...hummus...the best pita...olives...

Thank linda h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5050
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-755-1121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?