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Primanti Brothers

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Strip District
American, Delicatessen, Fast Food
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46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2142
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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  • 87
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  • 61
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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
Most recent review
Best Sandwiches Ever

My husband, who loves his food declared this is the best meal between 2 slices of bread he has ever had. They are good, cheap and filling. Is a must if in Pittsburgh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Tina J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband, who loves his food declared this is the best meal between 2 slices of bread he has ever had. They are good, cheap and filling. Is a must if in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Pittsburgh you must try a Primanti sandwich. It is definetely a unique experience. If the thought of fries on your sandwich - along with the coleslaw - is to much for you they will put them on the side. The bread makes the sandwich. I like the South Side location best. Some of suburban locations are... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is great! The food is phenomenal nominal and the atmosphere is excellent. This is definitely a place to visit if you like fries and great food. I can't say how much I love this place enough!

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I went to the location out by the airport in November, and it happened to be the same night as for a Pens road game on television. Having never before visited Western PA, I was told that this was as authentic an experience as you can get - plus happy hour style deals for the Pens game! The sandwich was... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You must go and try the sandwich, even if it is to simply say you have had one. I find it laughable that some have described the sandwich as overrated, as it is a working man's meal on white bread. If you go in expecting that, you will be happy with a very large and tasty sandwich. The pillowy Italian... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There are so few experiences anymore that are unique in cities. You can get Chicago style pizza in Orlando and Texas BBQ in New York. But Primanti Brothers is a great sandwich place with very few imitations. I think you have to get the pastrami sandwich, at least once when you visit Pittsburgh to experience the ridiculous, heaping mess with... More 

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Cleveland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great sandwiches and great prices! It's s small place and filled up quickly, but staff managed to still be very attentive. The staff all look like they've just been rescued from a deserted island, but we're friendly.

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Boca Raton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Were in Pgh for a family event and 8 of us braved the artic temps to head down to the Strip District for Primanti sandwiches. What fun! We parked just across the street and settled in for beers and mile-high sandwiches. Our family from CA didnt know what to make of it at first, but once they tasted the capicola,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

If you live in Pittsburgh or just visiting you have got to get a Primanti sandwich. Any off there locations will do.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have grown up eating Primanti's Steak and Cheese. Many places have tried to copy it but they all fail.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?