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More debate...went to Dalessandro's last night.

Den Mar 25, 2009 07:17 AM

If I had grown up with Dalessandro's as my go to cheesesteak place I might understand it but, I don't get the hype.

I was on my way to school last night and go by there. It had been at least a year since I went and decided I needed to try it again. While the meat was tender, it was essentially tasteless. I just don't get the heap of steamed meat and how that's good. IMO, Cisco's Bar in Flourtown has a better steak. Next week I'm going to Chubby's before class.

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    Chefpaulo Mar 29, 2009 03:19 PM

    Like Rizzo's in Glenside, how many incarnations has the venerable "Dello's" gone through? We knew it as such 40 years ago as high school seniors when we signed ourselves out at lunchtime, piled into the Beetle and went to Dello's for the best cheesesteaks around. Analagous the Rizzo saga, D'Alessandro sold the name and all imitators rest on the original laurels, or at least try to.

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      waynefoodie Mar 27, 2009 07:57 PM

      Went there once, never again, the heap of steamed meat was favorless. I noticed almost everyone in front of me ordered the sauce (Pizza?) and after tasting this lack luster steak I knew why they ordered the sauce.

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        GBak504 Mar 26, 2009 06:37 AM

        once you get to chubby's you'll understand the dalessandro's 'hype'..or perhaps the reverse...two sides of the same 'eh-not-so-great'.

        1. cheesewit Mar 25, 2009 10:13 PM

          Den, I never got the hype. I take people there who ask me to but, it's not a regular stop on the tours that I run. In that neighborhood, I've always preferred Chubby's.

          1. FrancisdeR Mar 25, 2009 08:22 AM

            I have to agree. When my daughter moved to Roxboro, we were excited that she lived near d'A. But when we went, we were sorely disappointed. Tons of meat (even more than I needed) but I have to echo the no taste comment.

            Live and learn, I guess. I am a fan of Tony Luke's, but it's far to go, I don't get there often, and all my energy so far has been focused on their pork. We'll eventually get to the cheesesteak.

            F

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              cwdonald Mar 25, 2009 07:39 AM

              I thought I had heard that Dalessandro's had changed ownership, and some had complained that the quality had slipped. Can anyone confirm or refute?

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