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Primanti Bros. (Oakland)

3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
+1 412-621-4444
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwich” (97 reviews)
“french fries” (21 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Delicatessen
3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have several franchised locations of this Pittsburgh institution back home so we thought we knew what to expect. Perfect example of why the originals are the best! Primanti Bros is known for their hefty sandwiches served on thick, hand sliced, Italian bread and loaded...More

Thank BarryV954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super tasty hardy sandwich. Enough for two to share! I order the steak and cheese. It came with well marinated steak, slaw, fries and cheese. The bread was super yummy and fresh too!

Thank Faith S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We decided to try Primanti Bros. based on a recommendation from our Uber driver and it sounded like the kind of place our family enjoys. It was ok...the sandwiches were good and filling but we didn't think they were anything special.

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Was in the area and saw this location, it's been a long time since I have had a primanti sandwich. I sat at the bar and ordered a fish sandwich, with in minutes sandwich was prepared. 2 huge slices of bread, a ton of wet,...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This appears to be a popular restaurant and appears to be a "must try" for tourists. We tried this location during a Penguins game. We went in and it was so crowded. We stood for awhile, unacknowledged by the staff, and just gave up. We...More

Thank gcinptc
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend purchasing fries from the PNC Park Primanti Brothers. I ordered fries while at the Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball Game. Beginning of the season and not a lot of fans in attendance so business was slow. After I ordered the fries, the cashier asked...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a "When in Rome...." sort of thing to do. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Sandwiches were interesting, just not my cup of tea. Each ingredient itself was a bit bland, so when combined there was not a very flavorful blend of tastes....More

Thank TravelGuy72
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Just happened to try it because my hotel had it listed as Pittsburgh food. Excellent staff made suggestions for what I should tey4. Had the pastrami with fried egg. It was huge! Very tasty and unique experience.

Thank Cassie B
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a campus visit on recommendation from a local. My pastrami was ok , burger was not good.

Thank Jsodicoff
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There is joy in the air and the place invites you in. The staff are upbeat, friendly, welcoming and efficient. Fries are built into the burger and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant might be a chain or franchise, but it stands out almost as...More

Thank rexpig
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-4444
Home of the Almost Famous Sandwich! Half Priced Happy Hour Every Day!
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