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Reviewed May 3, 2021

This is hands down my favorite place in town! The food is so rich and flavorful - try the Burnes or the Parrino Special! The service is always friendly and the atmosphere is very cool with grocery store vibe. I'm from St. Louis and I...swear this place could be on the Hill and you wouldn't think twice. Great place to have lunch or dinner. My only gripe is that I work so far away that I can't stop by more often. A+More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021

I had read all the great reviews and wondered if I was in the wrong place. ,A t this place a sandwich, special, 2 soups, 2 drinks and a dessert was $39..PRETTY HEFTY FOR LUNCH! The corn beef sandwich was awesome...the soups were watery....the quiche...was small and dried out...and the dessert was just ok, I was really looking foward to a new delightful experience and left very disappointed and wishing I had gone elsewhere. I will not be back or recommend this place to any of my friends.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Cool concept....sadly, it ends there. I like the homey ambience of the restaurant, and the fact that if I wanted to buy authentic Sport Peppers or authentic Chicago style hot dog relish in jars, I can do that!!!! The staff was nice. The food......you know,...I REALLY wanted to like this place....and at the time I was really in the mood to eat some kick-butt Italian style food. Sadly, my wife and I were disappointed. I got the Salsiccia Po-Boy, which was a nice portion of food, but was BLAND with a capital B!!!! Even The sausage on the sandwich had almost zero flavor. My wife had the Italian Beef Sandwich....which was nice and juicy, but was also on the bland side. We shared an order of fries, that were also on the bland side. I have literally had Hospital food with more flavor!!!! Which again, perhaps we came at a bad time, and I shake my head everytime I go to Trip Advisor and see a restaurant in a city and it's rated in the top 100, and the food is lousy. Maybe we ordered the wrong items? Eh, either way....I might come back if someone else pays for it, but I would rather go to Jersey Mikes, or Penn Station, or Chicago Cheesesteak Company, or Mo' Beef.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

My son found this place on TA and so glad he did. We got there around 2pm so it wasn't very busy. My son got the Burnes sandwich and I was wanting a club but didn't see one on the menu. So I asked and...the guy behind the counter said sure we can make you one. We each had a bottle of pop total bill $26. Both of us were amazed how good the food was and the service was exceptional. I'd recomend this place. We decided next time we go to Springfield we will try their pasta.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

We stopped for lunch while visiting Springfield. I got the #11 Pastrami on rye and it was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. We really enjoyed our lunch here and will stop in again on our next visit to Springfield.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

The Parino's Special and the Italian Beef are 2 truly unique and delicious subs that make this a go-to lunch spot. If you order the Italian Beef, I recommend trying it "Wet," which means they dip the entire sub in Au Jus sauce. Very reasonable...prices, large servings and quality ingredients. Don't let uninspiring outside of the building fool you, they put the focus on what counts and that's consistently delicious Italian subs!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Jay Parrino has been a fixture in Springfield and Italian food for years. Same quality product that we have all known for years. Don’t miss the chsnce to have lunch here, favorite place in town.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

My wife and I stop there occasionally. The South-side Po'Boy is the Bomb!!! Love it!! The Italian Beef hits the spot too; same with the pasta's! Maybe the best in Springtown.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

J. Parrino’s is a wonderful St. Louis style deli. The food is always spot on. This visit I had the corn beef sandwich since they had sold out of pastrami. It was great. I have never been disappointed here. I like to introduce new people...to this deli because there is something for everyone.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

My wife and I stopped by for lunch yesterday looking to find a great sandwich. She ordered the classic meatball and myself, NY Pastrami on rye. After we placed our order we took a seat in the small but comfortable dining room. It did not...take long at all for our food to arrive. Lets talk my pastrami first. The "authentic" NY Rye was not. It had no seeds and it just did not have what I am used to in a deli on either coast. A simple fix if the owner really wants to have "authentic" deli rye bread. The pastrami was lean, moist and very good. My wife's meatball sandwich was a big disappointment. The meatballs were dry and lacking flavor. They had been put in a nice roll that should have been toasted on the grill which would have made a big difference. It had very little cheese on top. Every place in town that I have ever ordered a similar item was much better. Butter and toast the bun, take the meatballs from a slow cooker in sauce to the bun, top with lots of great Italian cheese until it is bubbling hot, and throw a mild pepper on top. Do that and it will be much, much better. Bottom line, I really don't see us going back. And it was expensive, $20 for two items.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Whitney F
November 3, 2016|
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there are more than several options salads soups etc, but no pasta at this time
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August 7, 2015|
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Frequently Asked Questions about J Parrino's Queen City Deli

Yes, J Parrino's Queen City Deli offers takeout services.

J Parrino's Queen City Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4