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Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches

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152 W Girard Ave, Italian Market, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1633
+1 267-886-9556
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I love this place! My favorite is the Paesano but all of their sandwiches are top notch! I have a gluten intolerence leaving me few options when it comes to sandwich shops. I was beyond happy when I found out theat Paesano's offers gluten free bread!

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4 Thank CMM25
Paesano P, Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing such an awesome review. It is always our pleasure to bring the good Paesano's of the world all the Love! More 

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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Great sandwiches, mostly takeout crowd on New Years Day and that was a good thing because seating is minimal. Wishniak cherry soda on tap went well with Zawzeech sausage sandwich, the local folks had ordered Paesano sandwiches-brisket and eggs and that looked good too. Very busy guy taking orders, he said 12 minute wait and got it exactly right. Big... More 

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1 Thank TheCFO
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

What a great way to start the new year! Thank you very much for taking the time to tell the foodies where to get the goods. You make us look good, and for that, we thank you! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Encouraged by reports (including the recommendation from Anthony Bourdain's The Layover) we skipped the Pat/Geno's cheese steak showdown for this little sandwich shop abutting the Italian Market. We were not disappointed. We easily got beyond the zero atmosphere and few beverage options to the creative sandwich combinations. We were sorry to only be able to try two. I had a... More 

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Thank npwest
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

You are the reason why we work so hard! Thank you very much for showing your love towards our sandwiches. It really means a lot to us. Next time you come in please remind us of your review. We would love to give you a great big hug...or free stuff:) More 

Clinton, New Jersey
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384 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I went based on TA opinions. Sandwiches were good, but not out of this world. We had the Paesano, Arista and Giardina, All very good. Out of the three, the Paesano was the best. Sandwiches were made on French bread, Bread did not fall apart and kept all ingredients together. These sandwiches do get soggy if not eaten quickly. Eat... More 

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Thank AndiamoAMagna
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and writing such a great review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to tell the world about out sandwiches. You truly are one of best paesans'. Mention your review next time you come by and we'll throw in some extra love. More 

Sterling, Virginia
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We have tried the "popular" tourist restaurants on and around 9th street on several trips to Philly and for the most part have been very disappointed. NOT this time. My roasted eggplant sandwhich was the best roasted eggplant I have ever had. My husband's mixed Italian meat sub was very good. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The biggest reason... More 

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1 Thank karen l
Paesano P, Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. As I'm sure you know your comments are the best form of connection with our customers. And hey, us south Philly folks gotta stick tight. Ciao Bella. Gracie. Paesano. More 

Los Angeles
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I had the Arista here: Roast Pork, Rabe, Sharp Provolone on a chewy Italian roll, yummilicious! I love Broccoli Rabe so the sauteed Rabe, lots of roast pork and sharp provolone set my taste buds on fire. Wish I had a chianti. If you are not a Rabe fan you may want to try their other sandwiches. This sandwich is... More 

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Thank paolola
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you! Your kind words are worth every ounce of love we put into sandwiches. You are a true Paesan and we'd love to have you back. And when you do, let us know about your Trip Advisor review and we'll take something off the check. More 

Boston
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

On my recent visit to Philly I wanted to find the best steak and cheese sandwich, but in my search for that I came across the many rave reviews for Paesano's. It's not steak and cheese but better. It turned out to be convenient for my ride on the historic #15 trolley route too, as it's just a couple of... More 

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Thank MarkLBoston
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you! Your kind words are worth every ounce of love we put into sandwiches. You are a true Paesan and we'd love to have you back. And when you do, let us know about your Trip Advisor review and we'll take something off the check. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Exploring the Italian Market with family and stopped in for sandwiches. Several of the group had the sausage sandwich which was very good. I ordered the roasted eggplant sandwich and it was heaven, one of the best I have ever eaten. The carmelized onions and peppers were cooked to perfection. I wish I lived where I could visit this place... More 

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Thank tnc1969
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you! Your kind words are worth every ounce of love we put into sandwiches. You are a true Paesan and we'd love to have you back. And when you do, let us know about your Trip Advisor review and we'll take something off the check. You are the best customer ever!!! More 

Madison, Alabama
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

After visiting friends in the area my husband and I were on our way to the PHL airport when we decided to grab a quick bite. What at stroke of luck for us! This little gem of a sandwich shop has the most amazing food! We ordered the pork (Arista) with a side of the potatoes. This pork puts BBQ... More 

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1 Thank Sue-8-Cats
Paesano P, General Manager at Paesano's Philly Style Sandwiches, responded to this review

Thank you! Your kind words are worth every ounce of love we put into sandwiches. You are a true Paesan and we'd love to have you back. And when you do, let us know about your Trip Advisor review and we'll take something off the check. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Paesano's is simply the best sandwich shop in Philly and maybe the planet. It really doesn't matter if you have the Arista, the Daddy Wad or any of the others; you just cannot go wrong. This little spot makes lunch worth while.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W Girard Ave, Italian Market, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1633
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-886-9556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?