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Di Bruno Bros.

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
City Center West
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1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-665-9220
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the original Di Bruno Brothers at the Italian Market in South Philly. It's extremely small but we love the atmosphere here. They offer the best selection of cheeses around. You can sample as many as you like before buying. It's a tradition for our family to frequent this establishment during the holidays.

Thank Joanne E
Belleville, Illinois
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best delis I have ever been to. The choice of cuisine was outrageous. Fresh cheeses, meats, fruit, veggies, cooked or fresh. A little pricey but worth every penny. A must

Thank stephenpash
Colonia, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The best cheese ever. The staff is so knowledgeable and helpful. We can spend a small fortune in this cheese store but it is well worth it. Always a pleasure.

Thank barbo4bp
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Check out this upscale grocery (equal to gourmet food markets worldwide) with specialty food items, prepared foods, coffee bar, cafe (with specialty sandwiches and other perfect lunch items). Eat there, take out for later, take home for gifts. Why didn't we discover this sooner?

Ripon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great place selling and serving high quality delicatessan foods. Superb sandwiches, pastries and coffee. Perfect for weekend breakfast.

Thank Mark D
South Orange, New Jersey
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is always a good stop for reliably good coffee served by an upbeat staff. Nice selection of food too.

Thank Mark M
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This store has a marvelous selection! Stopped by in the early morning to grab a quick coffee while visiting friends. It was a very pleasant experience and the coffee was great. The atmosphere was great also. I will be sure to visit when suiting Philly again!

Thank KristiKouture
Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are a foodie, you should not miss this Philly institution. Cheese, charcuterie, breads, all great quality. The cheese section is particularly good.

Thank GlobalTravelMan2014
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This establishment has it's local followers, possibly it is good by Philadelphia standards, the day we were there the coffee was available when cream wasn't or vise versa. Hot food was put out in chaffing dishes and wasn't always hot. This was when the upper floor was given over to a special event and possibly when under less pressure standards... More 

DiBrunoBros, Social Media Team at Di Bruno Bros., responded to this review

Dear BRIAN B, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We believe in continuous improvement and always pay close attention to our customer comments. Your feedback provides us with a teachable moment for our staff and an opportunity to improve our service and quality. We hope you will return again soon for a great experience! Sincerely, Di Bruno Bros.... More 

Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great selection of hot and cold food, sandwiches made to order, fantastic cheese selection. A Philadelphia restaurant icon. You have to make time to visit!

Thank 111Edd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-665-9220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?