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Di Bruno Bros.

1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-665-9220
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Ranked #47 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Pizza, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: City Center West
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  • Italian first
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English first
New England
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Alexandria, VA
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434 reviews 434 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Di Bruno's delis throughout Philadelphia offer a wide range of food that is just right for a family or group of hungry folks. Each one has a full inventory of sandwiches, prepackaged meals, desserts and sliced meats and cheeses. An excellent array of drinks and sides are available to fill out any meal. A number of homemade items on the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whenever we go to Philly we have to go here. The cheese selection alone is amazing. There are so many choices at the deli with pre-made foods and deserts you can get an entire meal here and take it home. The homemade pepperoni is great. If your going to Philly even just for the day, take along an ice cooler... More

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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had an amazing lunch with my family, the meals satisfied four very different appetites. One of the culinary artists noticed My daughter's sandwich was not to her liking and made her a sandwich which she quickly devoured. Great service, great food, splurge worthy.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Di Bruno's on Chestnut Street was a real find for us ...... a great delicatessen with great food for your weekly shop or for takeaway lunches etc. Lovely cakes and great coffee too. The restaurant upstairs is a great place for a casual lunch for tourists like us or for a quick and tasty lunch for local workers. The staff... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had gone to the Di Bruno Bros location in the Italian Market a few times. Loved it there, every Clerk is wonderful, all welcome and invite you to try new cheeses. For the first time last week I stopped by the one on Chestnut Street. Huge, lots more stuff---deli, bakery, fresh fruit and vegetable. Yes, some things are over-priced,... More

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Seaville
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here and was the food good --yes sir. Very nice place -upstairs for such an event. Downstairs deli/restaurant looked super also.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Amazing gourmet grocery in the heart of the city with true Philly flavor. They sample most products and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The upstairs has prepared food, seating, and free WiFi.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I imagine if I lived in Philadelphia, I'd head over to this high-end Italian grocer/cafe/deli often. It happened to make for the perfect quick breakfast, but there are so many possibilities with the cheeses, meats, breads, pastries and other top notch, often imported, selections for any meal. It's the fancier, larger outpost of an original store in the Italian market,... More

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