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Primanti Brothers

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Strip District
American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2142
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Parking lot small

There is a small parking lot next to the building, or you have to park on street - some street parking is paid. I really liked this sandwich. Big, and I ordered it with the fried egg on top with pastrami. Do yourself a favor and take a bite of the sandwich before you take it apart..... very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Palmer007
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is a small parking lot next to the building, or you have to park on street - some street parking is paid. I really liked this sandwich. Big, and I ordered it with the fried egg on top with pastrami. Do yourself a favor and take a bite of the sandwich before you take it apart..... very enjoyable.

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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After you turn the corner & walk thru the door, it just hits ya! You feel comfortable! We watched the guys take the customers orders then just yell them out to the short order cook whom already has the previous 10+ orders on the grill and going. Sit down, grab a cold one & ENJOY a superb overstuffed sandwich and... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cramped space with overworked wait staff. One couple claimed a dirty table as space was at a premium on Sunday afternoon. No one ever cleaned the table or took their order so they gave up and left. Sandwiches were okay but fresh cut fries are way better done at plenty of Chicago hot dog and Italian beef stands where we... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I stumbled into this place to find it was a bit of a landmark in Pitt. Sandwich I got was piled so high I couldn't get my mouth around it. But it was really worth the fight and ohhh sooo good. Fun atmosphere, very casual, and busy! If you're hungry and on a budget, this is a great place!

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Distinctive atmosphere and friendly service, but couldn't find the flavor in the sandwich. The sandwiches are BIG but unlike, say, a famous NY deli, the corned beef or pastrami was overwhelmed by the roll, which was nothing special, and the french fries. The meat itself was not that great either- I honestly could not tell the difference from that stuff... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My hubby had the pastrami and I had the corned beef...both were amazing! Huge sandwiches. We shared an order of the Smallman St fries and they were deliciously messy!!

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Southold, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Primanti's in grove city, the bar tender asked me what I would like. I realized that I had been eating cheese steaks at Primanti's since before she was born. It was a college staple 30 years ago and even though it went mainstream it is still excellent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here late morning and it was lucky that I hadn't eaten breakfast! I'm a vegetarian, so there's not a huge choice for me, but I still found something! I had the Cheese Combo, which was three different types of cheese, served on fresh white bread with coleslaw and fries in the sandwich. It was very tasty and a good... More 

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Delicious, fresh, authentic Pittsburgh style food (fresh cut french fries on top). Sandwiches served on thickly sliced fresh Italian bread. This is the original site and it's a feast for the eyes. So much to look at while you indulge until your hearts content (or you go into heart failure). We enjoyed sitting at the counter watching them cook and... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a Steelers game, so of course we had to have Primanti's!! This place is a must-do if you come to Pittsburgh! We had the ham and cheese, and the Pittsburgher. Will definitely return on our next trip!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: (412) 263-2142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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