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Dalessandro's

600 Wendover St., Philadelphia, PA - (215) 482-5407
Dalessandro's is a humble diner that is among Philadelphia's top-tier cheese steak sources.
87% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cheese Steak
Hoagie
Condiments

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When Philadelphia cheese steak devotees rank steaks, Dalessandro's usually is at or near the top of the list. A crowded neighborhood diner where waitresses take no prisoners and show no favorites, it has a pugnacious street-food attitude that adds immeasurable je ne ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

600 Wendover St., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 482-5407

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Dalessandro's makes its steaks by hacking the beef into hash as it grills, creating a motley heap into which cheese melts beautifully. Of course, a fresh, top-quality Italian roll is essential.
"Dalessandro's makes its steaks by hacking the beef into hash as it grills, creating a motley heap into which cheese melts beautifully. Of course, a fresh, top-quality Italian roll is essential."
Michael Stern





Hoagie means many things to many people, but in Philadelphia cheese steak shops, it means a cold-cut sub, almost always presented with lettuce, onions, tomato, and a good spritz of oil. This is a cross-section of the classic Italian hoagie, made with salami, ham and provolone.
"Hoagie means many things to many people, but in Philadelphia cheese steak shops, it means a cold-cut sub, almost always presented with lettuce, onions, tomato, and a good spritz of oil. This is a cross-section of the classic Italian hoagie, made with salami, ham and provolone."
Michael Stern


Pickles and peppers are savory stardust for Philadelphia's top-ranked sandwiches. Here are just three of the several available along Dalessandro's counter.
"Pickles and peppers are savory stardust for Philadelphia's top-ranked sandwiches. Here are just three of the several available along Dalessandro's counter."
Michael Stern


One of the ironclad rules of cheese steak excellence is that the restaurant serving it cannot in any way seem upscale or pretentious. Dalessandro's humble appearance exemplifies this dictum.
"One of the ironclad rules of cheese steak excellence is that the restaurant serving it cannot in any way seem upscale or pretentious. Dalessandro's humble appearance exemplifies this dictum."
Michael Stern



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