1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.951600 -75.170030
Monday thru Friday 9 to 8, Saturday 9 to 7, Sunday 9 to 6
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City West
So So.....Just so so............ – I came to philly to try dibrunos...I have to admit--it was so so....Overall not that bad---but nothing to write home about...Found these cheese to be good...Found their meats to be sub par....I have seen some truly great places like carlinos and bressimarkets----no comparison regarding quality products...
Over Rated...Better Places..... – I just think this place was very over rated...I went in their thinking it would be AWESOME---and it was so so...I agree with the other people who commented on their meats...Not too good---VERY fatty...
Cheese was pretty good...My advice to them---stick with the cheese---drop the meat...Best meat places i have seen in PA: Carlinos, BressiMarkets and some other place on 9th street that i forget....Google calabrian sopressata or pa sopressata for more choices........
Very average....WAY over priced.... – Listen---the food their is not too bad...Lets face it--their cheese is quite good.....Customer service is average--but I think they are way over priced...Plus---their aged meats are below average...I mean their sopressata is just plain BAD....Google PA sopressata or PA Capicola to look at some alternatives...
Paganos and Forestas are pretty good places to go......
Great cheese selection but rude customer service – I tried to ask for help with cheese selection. No on wants to help me. A guy that work there was too busy giving out cheese sample and flirting with other blonde female customers. When I asked him questions either he ignored or just say yes or no or oh yeah this one is great, this one is ok etc. with an aditude. very dissapointed experience. Some of the products are over priced. I like the store don't get me wrong. I just wish they have better customer service.
Best cheese in the city – I can't speak to the patron who tried to order pizza, but any self-described foodie must visit this cheese case. Not only will you find things you can't find in any other cheese store outside of maybe New York City, but they'll also let you sample several cheeses (knowing full well of course that you will not be able to resist buying).
My Favorite Place for Cheese – Incredible food selection in the market and mouthwatering menu upstairs. The cheese cave personnel is extremely helpful with pairing suggestions and trying new flavors. All of my friends request this place when they come to town.
Rude customer service – I went in for lunch and went upstairs, the place was empty except for less than a handful
of people. This was strange for the 12 noon rush hour. Then I tried to order. I wanted a
slice of pizza, the man behind the counter pointed to the cashier so I went over to the cashier.
Well the man behind the cashier screamed " YOU NEED TO GO TO THE PIZZA MAN". So why
did the pizza man send me to the cashier? Why was he so rude?
No I don't need to go to anyone! I especially don't need to go to Di Bruno's for lunch!!!
great alternative to the south philly italian market... – though the original cheese shop is in south philly...always fresh food & great market atmosphere -- wish they still set up as many samples as they used to!
ATTITUDE TO MATCH THE PRICES WITHOUT THE EXPERTISE!!!! – We were very excited to learn that an upscale market was moving into the neighborhood, that was until we experienced what they had to offer. The selection is good if they have in stock what you want. But be prepared to pay for it. Other establishments in the hood carry the same merchandise for 30- 40% less (check out Williams-Sonnoma). You also have to deal with a staff that lacks product knowledge but has LOTS of ATTITUDE!!! There is also a blond who I believe is the cashier supervisor that is a superior B---CH!! I think she forgets she works behind a counter! To top it all off one of the family members stands guard up front who always seems to make a fool of himself. You know the dear in the headlights type. One time I had to return OJ that was bad and he told the check out guy to taste it. Was he thinking I was making it up???! What can I say in a pinch it works thank goodness my husband has a great career!
More than Just Cheese – I love this beautifully redone Rittenhouse Square DiBruno Bros. location. My favorite prepared item would have to be the crabcake. It is 6 ounces of pure heaven. It is also healthy and not covered in bread crumbs or tarter sauce like many other crabcakes in town. This one is less caloric and actually tastes better that way for a chance. I also was impressed by the fact that DiBruno stocks Cipriani's bellini mix in their refrigerated drinks section. What a class act! I consider DiBruno Bros. to be Philly's premier gourmet grocer, like Dean & Deluca and Citarella in New York. DiBruno Bros. is on my radar, and I look forward to seeing what they do next.
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