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“over rated institution”
Review of Primanti Bros.

Primanti Bros.
Ranked #6 of 130 Restaurants in Monroeville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Home of the Almost Famous Sandwich! Half Priced Happy Hour Every Day!
Reviewed May 28, 2013

More suited to satisfying your late night munchies than for satisfying your tastebuds. This was our 2nd visit and couldn't wait to get back for their signature hot pastrami, provolone, french fries, cole slaw and tomato all on thick hand cut white bread. Turns out the ingredients are not well seasoned and I even had to add salt to conjure up some flavor. I will give credit for the fresh hand cut french fries that make up part of the sandwich. A fresh french fry is always better than a frozen. For me the experience is sitting at the counter and kibitzing with the grill person making the sandwiches. It makes the experience more authentic watching them 'slap' together these famous belly bombs. But truth be told, the cole slaw is bland, the pastrami is pedestrian and the bread is not memorable. However if you go there with friends after a night out and can get in, one of these large/filling sandwiches will likely 'hit the spot'!

Thank aroccoNj
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Seriously! How can you go wrong. YUM. Great atmosphere, service, food and fun! We have several locations within a few miles from our home. North Versailles is smaller - but closer to home for us. It gets extremely LOUD in there - especially during happy hour. But the energy is good and we enjoy the food. Monroeville is a larger location and not a far drive either. We really enjoy the happy hour spcials and will be frequent guests for years to come provided they keep up the delightful Burgh traditions.

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Thank JohnnysMommy_13
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Went after work one day for the beer and pizza happy hour specials. $1.50 pizza and half price drinks in the bar. Team I was traveling with got to experience the wonder of the famous sandwiches. They ordered the black angus and were not disappointed. Their sandwiches have everything on the bun at once including Fries, coleslaw, eggs etc. A meal all in one bun. A must if you are traveling to Pittsburgh.

Thank scottinnva
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We dropped by for a quick dinner, so I got a gyro. Beautifully done, fresh vegetables, fantastic no grease fries, good service.

Room a bit loud (TVs and music), but excellent for a quick, light, fresh dinner.

Totally advisable.

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Thank OilfieldTraveller
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

You have to visit Primanti Bros to say you have experienced Pittsburgh. The sandwiches are great and you can't compare them to the imitators out there! Piled with fries and coleslaw. The one on the Strip is the best experience! The rest still have the great sandwiches but lack the original wait staff!

Thank Mary R
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