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2043 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3307
(215) 496-0540
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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The perfect about of meat cheese dressing! The bread is perfect with a nice crunch!!! Live a good Italian sandwich! No dine in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Aja J
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went here for the first time today and ordered the "Italian Primo" sandwich. The bread was stale and the vegetables did not taste fresh. The only redeeming factor was the coldcuts in the sandwich which were very good. To make matters worse the man who took my order was very rude. This is [now] clearly one of those places... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The perfect about of meat cheese dressing! The bread is perfect with a nice crunch!!! Live a good Italian sandwich! No dine in.

Thank Aja J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

They have the best hoagies in center city. Full of meat and they blended spices are very good. They have a bit of a tang to them.

Thank 788barbarak
New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Can't go wrong with a primo Turkey Diablo...great sandwich. The place itself is nothing special, but the service is fast and seems like they have quality sandwiches.

Thank Hodobs
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had the buffalo chi sandwich, & my fiancé had the italian, both were pretty delicious! I was referred to from our boss out in Denver!

Thank Ash239
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had the Italian Hoagie with spicy capicola. Delicious! Very fresh meat, some definite zing in the capicola. One of the best hoagies I've had in Philly.

Thank misternh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After you eat a Primo hoagie you won't ever want one from anywhere else. Nothing compares! When you get a hoagie that is made fresh (i'm talking meat sliced right there when it is ordered) you cannot go wrong! I can only hope that as Primo franchise grows the quality does not decline! Keep up the great work Primo!

Thank iamhungry0210
Tampa, FL & worldwide
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We ordered 12 subs to go from Primo Hoagies for a workshop I was attending. I tried the SOPRANO: Thumanns Cracked Pepper Turkey, Sharp Provolone with Roasted Red Peppers. The meat had good flavor and over all it was good, but not great. The bread was the best part! If in Philly again I would try them again, maybe next... More 

Thank StehmanPhotography
Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Primo's is your standard go to place for a very good hoagie with consistent taste & quality. They have a great variety and multiple locations so the sharp Italian hoagie you get in Philly tastes the same as the one you get in Cape May. Never had a surprise (in a bad way) here!

Thank m4pEverest
Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Area)
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Decent, but not outstanding hoagies. Pretty good if you haven't had really good ones to compare them to. Okay to take a tourist to for a hoagie experience, but not for hoagie veterans.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2043 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 496-0540

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Soups


Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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