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Feb 11, 2014 08:49 PM

Where can I find an Original 'Old School' Italian Hoagies?

Are there any suggestions for a great Italian hoagie around the outer Philadelphia-Montgomery County Area? Now I’m not talking about a Primo’s Hoagie, I’m speaking more around the lines of an authentic Italian hoagie. Like the ones made with the hot capicola ham and sharp provolone cheese. I am from Bristol, PA and there is this great Italian market named Mazzanti's that makes the type of hoagie that I am looking for, but I am currently away at college. Any suggestions???

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  1. Try Corropolese Bakery & Deli I go to the Lansdale location.

    1. Go to Cosmi's. 8th and Dickenson, south phila

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      1. re: Bigley9

        In that neighborhood Chickey's is another winner

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          Add Ricci's to the list. Cosmi's, Chickey's, and Ricci's. That's the neighborhood trifecta.

          As to the OP's question, I don't get the "no Primo's" comment. They're not my favorite, but the certainly do make an authentic Italian hoagie. I mean, it's a made to order sandwich, how could it be made incorrectly??

        2. re: Bigley9

          Agree on both Cosmi's & Chickie's. Heard good things about Pastifico's on 1500 block of Packer Ave. strip mall.. Parking lot at Pastifico's. Paesano's, 152 W. Girard Ave., Daddy Wad Sandwich is one of the best classic Italian hoagies you'll ever taste.

          1. re: gakski

            +1 on Pastificio. And the bonus of going there is a Termini's outpost in the same strip mall so you can grab a cannoli for dessert.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                It's a full service Italian deli. They also make fresh pasta. The ravioli are really good.

          2. If you are ever near Newtown Square in Delaware would want to hit A Cut Above Deli on West Chester Pike...they make great hoagies.


              1. Try Zaccardi's or Cifelli's in Bridgeport