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Di Bruno Bros.

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Neighborhood: City Center West
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Di Bruno Bros.
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1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-9220
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
King of Cheese ...but prices are rising, very expensive.

Ok, this is a pretty easy (Black and White) review for me. No question, Di Bruno Bros has the best cheese selection in Philly! The mothership location on 9th street location verse 17th street market is more authentic when tasting and browsing fromaggio and you get caught up looking for Rocky to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Jake H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ok, this is a pretty easy (Black and White) review for me. No question, Di Bruno Bros has the best cheese selection in Philly! The mothership location on 9th street location verse 17th street market is more authentic when tasting and browsing fromaggio and you get caught up looking for Rocky to run past the store! So, if you are... More 

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East Coast of USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast after a Sunday morning run and were immediately taken by the vintage-style decor, friendly staff, and delicious food. My husband had oatmeal and chai, while I opted for coffee and a bagel. The latter was well worth $10 as it came with a generous schmear of cream cheese and a huge serving of good quality... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Always love stepping back in time and visiting DiBruno's. we went to the Location on 18 and Chestnut for lunch. Always an amazing selection of foods. Very difficult to choose something to eat. Everything looks (and is) delicious. Finally decided on a bacon jam panini and the hot Italian sausage Links with onions, peppers and green beans. Ate the Dishes... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While the cappuccino was excellent, the Diplomat Brioche (rather like a bread pudding melded with a brioche) was delicious- especially warmed up by the very courteous counter server. A quick grab, nosh at the counter that looks out on busy Chestnut Street and go- a very pleasant experience all in all.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A lovely deli with a small buffet upstairs which offers a range of healthy and tasty foods for lunch, such as grilled chicken, broad beans, salad leaves, artichokes, and pizza if you want something a bit naughtier. Most foods are charged by weight, so great for groups of varying appetites, especially if you're short on time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Creative sandwiches on really good, crusty bread - a welcome relief from the usual conveyor belt fare from the chains. And the desserts are seriously good - especially the caramel sea salt brownies.

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Sarasota, Florida
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530 reviews 530 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped in to see about healthy lunch options and were very impressed with this excellent deli/market in central Philly. Our biggest gripe is that the selection of organic foods is very limited... So... great market/deli and lots of really great food - but mostly not organic unfortunately... maybe that's something they can look at for the future as not... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a market as well as place for a great sandwich or dessert. The brewed decaf coffee I had was the best I ever had. Anywhere. It was busy yet the staff was friendly and courteous and made sure I got what I ordered. We sat at the counter overlooking the city street and enjoyed people watching. This is... More 

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New England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place had great reviews so I had to check it out it was a huge disappointment, a limited and mediocre selection with high prices. It is more of a novelty store vs. a true foodie destination. Here's my experience: circled the area for 20 minutes looking for a parking spot (vs. paying $15 in a lot), walked in and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

DiBruno's is the place to go for those choice edibles: meats, fish, cheeses, salads, pastries, teas, coffees...all of it. During a recent weekend visit to Philly, I'd noticed several people carrying several shopping bags from DiBruno's. While walking down Chestnut Street, I accidentally ran into it and knew I had to go inside. Oh, boy...what a find! NYers: Think of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-665-9220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?