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DeLuca's Diner

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Strip District
American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 566-2195
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Today
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great for large breakfasts and burgers

usually long wait. worth it in general. Burgers are good. Staff pleasant. weekdays are quicker seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Darthbarron
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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Moundsville, West Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Couldn't decide between DeLucas or Pamela's for breakfast on our final day in Pittsburgh. Decided on DeLucas. Wrong decision. Service was average at best. Guy at register (owner or manager) was too busy reading the paper to really care. We could not get coffee refilled, and when I asked this guy, he seemed bothered. When meal came, the eggs that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nestled in the heart of the Strip District, this little diner is alive with the 'vibe' of Pittsburgh. The food is excellent, the scene is diner-esque, and the staff is Pittsburgh Friendly! A must for breakfast to get your day started.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a gritty down to earth blue collar diner that serves a reasonably priced delicious breakfast for pretty much what is a tourist trap of a dining establishment. Remember CASH ONLY. There is reference to some film that used the restaurant for a scene but I don't recall the movie. Checking this place out is a must!

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Farmington Hills, MI
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was disappointed. My bacon was not salty and our food took forever. This restaurant was all hype and expensive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I always tend to go to Pamela's when I'm in the area but this time I decided to try something new. When I enter the restaurant, I feel like I'm entering a restaurant that is from the 1960's which meant that the area quality was terrible but I still wanted to try their pancakes. The service was amazing but the... More 

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

I am sorry your experience at DeLuca's Diner did not meet up to your standards, very disappointing to hear. We are an old diner and much of the place still has items from back in the day only because we try to keep the nostalgia of the diner. It is an old building but also has many updates and is... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

EXCELLENT value. Fantastic food priced very well. My wife and I had breakfast with left over's for 25 bucks including the tip. I've had average food at Marty's market for 45. The diner has great atmosphere, the food is really good and the price is perfect! At 7:00 am on a Saturday it was already starting to get packed. I... More 

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of DeLuca's Diner in the Strip! We are happy to know we pleased you and your guests with our food, service and pricing:) Yes, our line can be long but we work hard to keep it moving as quickly as possible and strive to make it worth the wait! We hope to service you... More 

Jefferson, Maryland
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked in a little before 9 AM on a weekday. No wait. Fast service. Huge portions. Reasonable prices. Delicious food. This is a must stop whenever we return. It was an easy, 10-15 minute walk from the convention center. Our party had the veggie frittata, pigs in a blanket & French toast. Everyone gave their meal high marks.

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you and your friends enjoyed dining with us and for mentioning how you enjoyed our service, prices and meals. It is our daily goal to provide all our customers with fast, friendly service, large portions, and yummy homemade meals. We are glad we accomplished this for... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

usually long wait. worth it in general. Burgers are good. Staff pleasant. weekdays are quicker seating.

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and your recent visit with us. Thank you for sharing your positive experience at DeLuca's Diner and mentioning our large portions. Our staff will be pleased to know you enjoyed their service and we hope that we will have the pleasure of serving you again. Thank you, Management More 

Charles Town, West Virginia
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Do not be intimidated by the line outside. It moves quickly as this is a true diner by every sense of the word. We have eaten twice here. Each time has been outstanding. Again, I don't rate this 5 stars because it is fine dining, I rate it 5 stars because you can't ask for a better experience for their... More 

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for dining with us and for sharing your positive experience. We pride ourselves on our fast, friendly service and our homemade menu items. We are happy that the long line did not intimidate you and gave us the chance to serve you. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our menu items such... More 

Hopedale, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

In town for the weekend and one of the guys said "We have to try De Luca's for breakfast, I heard great things about it. It was about a 30 minute wait but well worth it! We're talking old school here. No frills ,fantastic food, service and price. I got eggs and ham steak and the ham alone just about... More 

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RJLT, Manager at DeLuca's Diner, responded to this review

Joe, thank you for dining with us during your recent trip to Pittsburgh. We appreciate you sharing your positive experience and wonderful feedback. Our staff works hard on providing fast, friendly service and we are happy to know you enjoyed the ham steak! Thanks again and we hope that we will have the pleasure of serving you again. Manager More 

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Additional Information about DeLuca's Diner

Address: 2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: (412) 566-2195
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: (412) 566-2195

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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