, Italian for "beautiful sight", is a neighborhood
in the South Philadelphia
section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
. It is bounded approximately by South Street
to the north, Washington Avenue to the south, 6th Street to the east, and 11th Street to the west. Bella Vista is home to the Italian Market
Annual festivals in the neighborhood include the Italian Market Festival and Bella Vista Festa. Arts and cultural events in Bella Vista are centered around public concerts, coffeehouses, Mew Gallery, and Fleischer Art Memorial.
Bella Vista was the first neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants in Philadelphia, and it continues to be one of Philadelphia's Italian American
Other highlights: The neighborhood is considered the brunch capital of Philadelphia, has a bocce
league that plays at Bardascino Park (10th & Carpenter Streets), and features a permanent community garden at 10th & Kimball.