De Luca's Restaurant

★★★★☆

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I'm not sure what the people complaining about greasy food and poor service were expecting . . . IT'S A DINER! The food is supposed to be greasy, the menu is supposed to look like a kids coloring book, the wait staff are down to earth,

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what the people complaining about greasy food and poor service were expecting . . . IT'S A DINER! The food is supposed to be greasy, the menu is supposed to look like a kids coloring book, the wait staff are down to earth,

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When I first saw the line on The Strip I thought I would go some where else for lunch. Then, my group changed my mind and I am thankful for it! Yes, the wait was about 20 minutes but the service and food made the wait worthwhile. The

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★★★★★

When I first saw the line on The Strip I thought I would go some where else for lunch. Then, my group changed my mind and I am thankful for it! Yes, the wait was about 20 minutes but the service and food made the wait worthwhile. The

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Let me tell you that is was not a good dining experience. The service was bad and the food was pretty terrible. First off it was on Saturday and there was no choice but to wait in a line but I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY. They need MORE choices in THE STRIP. The menu looks like a coloring book for a three year old. I swear the food was drowned in grilled vegtables and oil. The waitress swayed us to certain menu items. If you like to be told what to eat, you would enjoy this dive. Otherwise go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me tell you that is was not a good dining experience. The service was bad and the food was pretty terrible. First off it was on Saturday and there was no choice but to wait in a line but I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY. They need MORE choices in THE STRIP. The menu looks like a coloring book for a three year old. I swear the food was drowned in grilled vegtables and oil. The waitress swayed us to certain menu items. If you like to be told what to eat, you would enjoy this dive. Otherwise go somewhere else.

Pros: NONE

Cons: SERVICE AND FODD

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November 14, 2009 and I have never had a worse experience at any Pittsbrugh restaurant. I'm not sure I would consider this dump a restaurant actually. Our waitress was inexperienced to say the least. She made a lot of mistakes she was unapologetic and rude about having to serve us. She ordered the wrong meal for my friend, and we then had to wait for long periods of time for our food to be delivered to us. The manager was no where to be found or afraid to talk to us. We asked for him a few times. The management at De Luca's has FORGOTTEN or NEVER KNEW customers' come first.

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★☆☆☆☆

November 14, 2009 and I have never had a worse experience at any Pittsbrugh restaurant. I'm not sure I would consider this dump a restaurant actually. Our waitress was inexperienced to say the least. She made a lot of mistakes she was unapologetic and rude about having to serve us. She ordered the wrong meal for my friend, and we then had to wait for long periods of time for our food to be delivered to us. The manager was no where to be found or afraid to talk to us. We asked for him a few times. The management at De Luca's has FORGOTTEN or NEVER KNEW customers' come first.

Pros: NONE

Cons: STAFF and MANAGEMENT

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Took my sister who was in from Texas. She wanted to experience the Strip. The Strip was fine; De Luca's was not. The line wait was about 20 mintues and I don't know why. ALL THE FOOD was in a puddle of grease.
I was sick the rest of the day. The staff make you feel like a number. STAY AWAY

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★☆☆☆☆

Took my sister who was in from Texas. She wanted to experience the Strip. The Strip was fine; De Luca's was not. The line wait was about 20 mintues and I don't know why. ALL THE FOOD was in a puddle of grease.
I was sick the rest of the day. The staff make you feel like a number. STAY AWAY

Pros: None

Cons: Staff, Service, Food - All Bad

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Went to the strip to shop with our two young children this weekend. Heard all the hype about De Luca's. IT'S FALSE. STAY AWAY. The staff is terrible. Rude, unorganized and used inappropriate language when yelling at other waitresses and cooks. We LEFT. WON'T EVER GO BACK AGAIN.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to the strip to shop with our two young children this weekend. Heard all the hype about De Luca's. IT'S FALSE. STAY AWAY. The staff is terrible. Rude, unorganized and used inappropriate language when yelling at other waitresses and cooks. We LEFT. WON'T EVER GO BACK AGAIN.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Terrible Atmosphere for Families

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The coffee cup was splattered before they filled it. Service was TERRIBLE. Steeler Sunday and the experience ruined my morning. Food was just ok. Don't waste your money

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★☆☆☆☆

The coffee cup was splattered before they filled it. Service was TERRIBLE. Steeler Sunday and the experience ruined my morning. Food was just ok. Don't waste your money

Pros: none

Cons: DIRTY

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THE WAIT STAFF IS AWFUL. THEY WERE YELLING AT GRILL COOKS AND CUSTOMERS. GRILL COOKS ARE SLOPPY AND THE FOOD IS SERVED THAT SAME WAY. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

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★☆☆☆☆

THE WAIT STAFF IS AWFUL. THEY WERE YELLING AT GRILL COOKS AND CUSTOMERS. GRILL COOKS ARE SLOPPY AND THE FOOD IS SERVED THAT SAME WAY. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

Pros: NONE

Cons: TERRIBLE FOOD AND SERVICE

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I went to De Luca's Restaurant for breakfast. It is a greasy diner type joint, but with really good food. The eggs and the pancakes were made exactly how we like them.

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★★★★☆

I went to De Luca's Restaurant for breakfast. It is a greasy diner type joint, but with really good food. The eggs and the pancakes were made exactly how we like them.

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ALWAYS have breakfast at DeLuca's when in Strip (every week). Stopped for lunch too - same good experience. FOOD IS EXCELLENT. Laidback atmosphere - I like it - CA native. Staff knows how to service customers.

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★★★★★

ALWAYS have breakfast at DeLuca's when in Strip (every week). Stopped for lunch too - same good experience. FOOD IS EXCELLENT. Laidback atmosphere - I like it - CA native. Staff knows how to service customers.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Counter Seating

Cons: None

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MUST EXPERIENCE. Right in the heart of the Strip. Food is plentiful and delicious. Breakfast is superior. Lunch is very good too. Service is friendly, and customer focused. Atmosphere is all Pittsburgh. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

MUST EXPERIENCE. Right in the heart of the Strip. Food is plentiful and delicious. Breakfast is superior. Lunch is very good too. Service is friendly, and customer focused. Atmosphere is all Pittsburgh. Highly recommended.

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: NONE

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I ALWAYS ENJOY THE FOOD THERE ALL THE TIME. EVERY TIME WE GO THERE WE A NEVER DISAPPOINTED. THE SERVICES IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. THEY ALWAYS TAKE GOOD CARE OF THERE CUSTOMERS. I WAS SICK WHEN I GOT THERE AND THE WAITRESS THAT I HAD (KIM) AN (ROB) WAS THERE THEY BOTH WERE A BIG HELP. I THANK THEM FOR THAT. THE OWNER IS FUN. HE IS ALWAYS MAKING DIFFERENT SOUND AND NOISES. I WILL ALWAYS ENJOY MYSELF WHEN ME AND MY FRIENDS GO THERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOURSELVES...........SEE YA SOON.

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★★★★★

I ALWAYS ENJOY THE FOOD THERE ALL THE TIME. EVERY TIME WE GO THERE WE A NEVER DISAPPOINTED. THE SERVICES IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. THEY ALWAYS TAKE GOOD CARE OF THERE CUSTOMERS. I WAS SICK WHEN I GOT THERE AND THE WAITRESS THAT I HAD (KIM) AN (ROB) WAS THERE THEY BOTH WERE A BIG HELP. I THANK THEM FOR THAT. THE OWNER IS FUN. HE IS ALWAYS MAKING DIFFERENT SOUND AND NOISES. I WILL ALWAYS ENJOY MYSELF WHEN ME AND MY FRIENDS GO THERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOURSELVES...........SEE YA SOON.

Pros: BEST PANCAKES

Cons: NONE

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Made just as requested. Steak was tender and grilled to perfection. HIGHLY recommended for LUNCH and for BREAKFAST.

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★★★★★

Made just as requested. Steak was tender and grilled to perfection. HIGHLY recommended for LUNCH and for BREAKFAST.

Pros: Excellent Steak Salad

Cons: None

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I do not recommend this place to anyone looking for an enjoyable dining experience. I have read several reviews disparaging the service of Deluca's, and today I witnessed it firsthand. We waited for thirty minutes for a horrible experience. The waitress argued with me after bringing out food that I did not order and was reluctant to take it off the bill thereafter. The food is not worth the hassle. I recommend the Dorstop in Dormont for better food and nicer people.

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not recommend this place to anyone looking for an enjoyable dining experience. I have read several reviews disparaging the service of Deluca's, and today I witnessed it firsthand. We waited for thirty minutes for a horrible experience. The waitress argued with me after bringing out food that I did not order and was reluctant to take it off the bill thereafter. The food is not worth the hassle. I recommend the Dorstop in Dormont for better food and nicer people.

Pros: it used to be good

Cons: oily, bland food and horrible service

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This breakfast was excellent. I ordered OM the way I like it. Crispy bacon, green pepper, cheese, zuch, onion. The OM filled half the plate. The crispy bacon was CRISPY. It was inside and on top of OM. The other half of the plate was hash browns. Coffee was very, very good. Worth the wait. Waited in line for ~30 minutes. Everyone was friendly and patient. The weather was nice. Will go back this weekend

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★★★★★

This breakfast was excellent. I ordered OM the way I like it. Crispy bacon, green pepper, cheese, zuch, onion. The OM filled half the plate. The crispy bacon was CRISPY. It was inside and on top of OM. The other half of the plate was hash browns. Coffee was very, very good. Worth the wait. Waited in line for ~30 minutes. Everyone was friendly and patient. The weather was nice. Will go back this weekend

Pros: Worth the wait.

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Want to enjoy the Strip and all the atomosphere. Have breakfast at De Luca's. It is Pittsburgh. Food was awesome. Place was packed for good reason. Service was all over the place. I mean most all waiters and waitress stopped and asked if I needed anything throughout my breakfast; not just the waitress really assigned to my table. The menu is wide. The pancakes are to die for. Have to try it if you are in the Strip any day of the week. You won't be dissapointed

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★★★★★

Want to enjoy the Strip and all the atomosphere. Have breakfast at De Luca's. It is Pittsburgh. Food was awesome. Place was packed for good reason. Service was all over the place. I mean most all waiters and waitress stopped and asked if I needed anything throughout my breakfast; not just the waitress really assigned to my table. The menu is wide. The pancakes are to die for. Have to try it if you are in the Strip any day of the week. You won't be dissapointed

Pros: Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

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I do not recommend this diner to anyone looking for good food or service. The food is NOT WORTH THE WAIT. We waited for twenty five minutes for a the waitress to ignore us. GO TO PAMELA's

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not recommend this diner to anyone looking for good food or service. The food is NOT WORTH THE WAIT. We waited for twenty five minutes for a the waitress to ignore us. GO TO PAMELA's

Pros: none

Cons: Terrible SERVICE

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With all the hoopla, I just could not wait and finally did make it to DeLucas. Sad to say it is overrated and overpriced. My spinich/feta omlet was overpowered by the feta cheese which should only be used to accent the taste of well seasoned sauted spinich and my home fries(diced) were "mealy" and bland they did not appear fresh cut. The back of the booth that I sat in was so loose that each time the gentleman behind me leaned or moved I was bounced around as though I was on a ride at Kennywood. Leaving, I mentioned and showed the waitress that the backrest was very loose and that it made eating very uncomfortable...she told me she had already told the owner that it needed fixed. That would take a screwdriver and10 min....if that!

The wait staff was efficient and nice

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★★★☆☆

With all the hoopla, I just could not wait and finally did make it to DeLucas. Sad to say it is overrated and overpriced. My spinich/feta omlet was overpowered by the feta cheese which should only be used to accent the taste of well seasoned sauted spinich and my home fries(diced) were "mealy" and bland they did not appear fresh cut. The back of the booth that I sat in was so loose that each time the gentleman behind me leaned or moved I was bounced around as though I was on a ride at Kennywood. Leaving, I mentioned and showed the waitress that the backrest was very loose and that it made eating very uncomfortable...she told me she had already told the owner that it needed fixed. That would take a screwdriver and10 min....if that!

The wait staff was efficient and nice

Pros: very fast service

Cons: prices are to high for breakfast fare

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Very good food as well as service. Not recommended if you are not looking for a fast paced environment. Service of employees is friendly, however they do not pay much attention to people located at the front door. DO NOT SEAT YOURSELF! Bacon is very good if you request for extra black or dark bacon. Would recommend for anyone looking for a good cheap meal.

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★★★★★

Very good food as well as service. Not recommended if you are not looking for a fast paced environment. Service of employees is friendly, however they do not pay much attention to people located at the front door. DO NOT SEAT YOURSELF! Bacon is very good if you request for extra black or dark bacon. Would recommend for anyone looking for a good cheap meal.

Pros: EXTRA DARK BACON

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Waiting was not as bad as the service I got.
I should have listened to the other reviews on how bad the service was....
I didn't imagine it would be that bad........
I would rather die of starvation rather than eating at deluca's again....
Fame has gone to their head

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★☆☆☆☆

Waiting was not as bad as the service I got.
I should have listened to the other reviews on how bad the service was....
I didn't imagine it would be that bad........
I would rather die of starvation rather than eating at deluca's again....
Fame has gone to their head

Pros: open early

Cons: They only take cash....maybe to cheat on tax......

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Horrible customer service, very poor wait staff and hostess and below average food. I was expecting a whole lot more when I arrived. Took over 1 hr to get food, while tables around us came and went. Waitress ignored us the whole time and after my mom stated she was diabetic, she still ignored us. We were told they do not need our business, they will do just fine... see how busy we are... in front of the whole restuarant. Waitress got our order wrong and threw the plate in a pail of dirty dishes. Never once did they appologize or offer us anything. Would never recommend anyone ever going there... save time and money and go to Denny's.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible customer service, very poor wait staff and hostess and below average food. I was expecting a whole lot more when I arrived. Took over 1 hr to get food, while tables around us came and went. Waitress ignored us the whole time and after my mom stated she was diabetic, she still ignored us. We were told they do not need our business, they will do just fine... see how busy we are... in front of the whole restuarant. Waitress got our order wrong and threw the plate in a pail of dirty dishes. Never once did they appologize or offer us anything. Would never recommend anyone ever going there... save time and money and go to Denny's.

Pros: None that I can think of.

Cons: Bad service, average food and were treated horribly!!

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Success has gone to their heads. I went years ago and loved this place. Recently, took visiting friends and family only to be shocked at their rudeness and sorely disappointed in the whole experience. Long wait to order (20 minutes), longer wait to receive food (30 minutes). This is breakfast, not a gourmet dinner. But even worse than that, everyone who worked there treated us as if we should be grateful that we got in the door. Would not recommend to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Success has gone to their heads. I went years ago and loved this place. Recently, took visiting friends and family only to be shocked at their rudeness and sorely disappointed in the whole experience. Long wait to order (20 minutes), longer wait to receive food (30 minutes). This is breakfast, not a gourmet dinner. But even worse than that, everyone who worked there treated us as if we should be grateful that we got in the door. Would not recommend to anyone.

Cons: Rude and arrogant workers

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I took my husband with me this time. The atmosphere was great; only in Pittsburgh. The food was plenty. There were more choices on the menu that I would ever have guessed. The workers never stopped moving and the line was out the door. I will go back again and again. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the food. GREAT PANCAKES.

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★★★★★

I took my husband with me this time. The atmosphere was great; only in Pittsburgh. The food was plenty. There were more choices on the menu that I would ever have guessed. The workers never stopped moving and the line was out the door. I will go back again and again. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the food. GREAT PANCAKES.

Pros: GREAT PANCAKES

Cons: NONE

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All the food at this rest. is fantastic. I have ordered ~1/2 dozen different combinations and ALL were fantastic. The quantity if pleasing, the coffee is great.

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★★★★★

All the food at this rest. is fantastic. I have ordered ~1/2 dozen different combinations and ALL were fantastic. The quantity if pleasing, the coffee is great.

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I visit De Luca's for breakfast and lunch often. The food is ALWAYS good. I go there knowing I won't be disappointed. I would rate De Luca's above other restaurant's in the Strip and elsewhere.

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★★★★★

I visit De Luca's for breakfast and lunch often. The food is ALWAYS good. I go there knowing I won't be disappointed. I would rate De Luca's above other restaurant's in the Strip and elsewhere.

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This was a great experience. De Luca's was packed on Saturday morning, but the wait in line in the cold was worth it. The food was excellent. I asked for eggs a certain way, toast a certain way, etc. and I got it all JUST how I asked. With all the customers in the rest. at the time too. I was very, very pleased. I will be returning.

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★★★★★

This was a great experience. De Luca's was packed on Saturday morning, but the wait in line in the cold was worth it. The food was excellent. I asked for eggs a certain way, toast a certain way, etc. and I got it all JUST how I asked. With all the customers in the rest. at the time too. I was very, very pleased. I will be returning.

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Just traveling through Pittsburgh. Stopped in for breakfast; sign says Best Breakfast in Pgh. It was. Food was great, great, great. Extra crispy bacon was delicious. Would highly recommend and will return

2
★★★★★

Just traveling through Pittsburgh. Stopped in for breakfast; sign says Best Breakfast in Pgh. It was. Food was great, great, great. Extra crispy bacon was delicious. Would highly recommend and will return

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The food is always good. I have had breakfast at De Luca's alot. Great food, friendly service. Line out the door all weekends.

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★★★★★

The food is always good. I have had breakfast at De Luca's alot. Great food, friendly service. Line out the door all weekends.

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Traveling in the city. Stopped for breakfast after taking in Strip District for awhile. GREAT food. Place was busy; but not too busy. Very friendly service. Waitress was geniunely nice person. Great coffee; always a timely refill. Will return each time I'm in town.

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★★★★★

Traveling in the city. Stopped for breakfast after taking in Strip District for awhile. GREAT food. Place was busy; but not too busy. Very friendly service. Waitress was geniunely nice person. Great coffee; always a timely refill. Will return each time I'm in town.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: None

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Stay away. Wait staff rude; could care less if your satisfied customer or not. The attention several years back went to their head

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away. Wait staff rude; could care less if your satisfied customer or not. The attention several years back went to their head

Pros: none

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While the place could definitely use a good cleaning, the breakfast I had was very good and I would definitely go back. We tried going at first on a Sunday but the line was out the door and we didn't feel like waiting. Went on a weekday morning and it was empty!

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★★★★☆

While the place could definitely use a good cleaning, the breakfast I had was very good and I would definitely go back. We tried going at first on a Sunday but the line was out the door and we didn't feel like waiting. Went on a weekday morning and it was empty!

Pros: Good breakfasts

Cons: Long wait and no parking on the weekends, could use a cleaning

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I have no idea how this miserable slopheap has been voted best breakfast. I used to eat there regularly in the late 90s and the breakfast was adequate at best. Having gone recently I was shocked to find out just how bad is has become. I ordered a breakfast burrito that was full of barely cooked onions and covered in ketchup. What the hell kind of burrito is that?! My wife ordered a simple omelet; the eggs were runny and undercooked.
The coffee is disgusting, the place is filthy, the cups and plates are dirty/old/nasty and to top it all off, there's no air conditioning! Just what I want to do--eat nasty food served off of filthy plates in a sweatbox that hasn't been properly cleaned since the 60s!
I cannot say enough how awful this place is and I am baffled at why there is a line out the door to eat this garbage! The hobos picking food out of a dumpster are probably better off then De Luca's patrons.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have no idea how this miserable slopheap has been voted best breakfast. I used to eat there regularly in the late 90s and the breakfast was adequate at best. Having gone recently I was shocked to find out just how bad is has become. I ordered a breakfast burrito that was full of barely cooked onions and covered in ketchup. What the hell kind of burrito is that?! My wife ordered a simple omelet; the eggs were runny and undercooked.
The coffee is disgusting, the place is filthy, the cups and plates are dirty/old/nasty and to top it all off, there's no air conditioning! Just what I want to do--eat nasty food served off of filthy plates in a sweatbox that hasn't been properly cleaned since the 60s!
I cannot say enough how awful this place is and I am baffled at why there is a line out the door to eat this garbage! The hobos picking food out of a dumpster are probably better off then De Luca's patrons.

Pros: None--this place is awful!

Cons: Filthy, bad food, lousy service, poor value

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My wife and I always stop at De Luca's whenever we're in the 'Burgh! Great food at great prices. And yes, the line may be long at times, however, we both find it worth the wait.

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★★★★★

My wife and I always stop at De Luca's whenever we're in the 'Burgh! Great food at great prices. And yes, the line may be long at times, however, we both find it worth the wait.

Pros: Food. Price. Service.

Cons: Parking. Occassional lines.

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The value is great. But if you go,make sure that you are hungry. Go there every time I am in town.

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★★★★★

The value is great. But if you go,make sure that you are hungry. Go there every time I am in town.

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They have the best breakfast in Pittsburgh! You get a lot of food for your money, and the service is fast.

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★★★★★

They have the best breakfast in Pittsburgh! You get a lot of food for your money, and the service is fast.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: crowded

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On a cold Saturday morning in January, the line was out the door, but well worth the wait. I had a bagel sandwich with eggs and bacon. They put lots of both on the sandwich and the bagel itself was huge! Only setback is that if you look back at the grills, they put tons of butter on them constantly. But it is a great once-every-so-often treat!!!

2
★★★★★

On a cold Saturday morning in January, the line was out the door, but well worth the wait. I had a bagel sandwich with eggs and bacon. They put lots of both on the sandwich and the bagel itself was huge! Only setback is that if you look back at the grills, they put tons of butter on them constantly. But it is a great once-every-so-often treat!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food!

Cons: Very greasy

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I love DeLuca's. Great food. Large Portions. Good Value. Worth the wait.

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★★★★★

I love DeLuca's. Great food. Large Portions. Good Value. Worth the wait.

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The best place to go before early morning Saturday Strip District shopping. Excellent food and wonderful aubience. I like that old world feel.

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★★★★★

The best place to go before early morning Saturday Strip District shopping. Excellent food and wonderful aubience. I like that old world feel.

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DeLuca's in the Strip District provides excellent service, food and fare. I would recommend it to anyone. You may have to consider sharing the omlets as they may be too much for the average consumer and well worth the order.

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★★★★★

DeLuca's in the Strip District provides excellent service, food and fare. I would recommend it to anyone. You may have to consider sharing the omlets as they may be too much for the average consumer and well worth the order.

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If you go here, be it for breakfast or lunch, you must, I mean must have a milk shake. They make the best milk shakes I have ever had in my entire life. I particularly like the Vanilla ice cream with Hershey's syrup. Mmmm, it's good! Food is good as well.

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★★★★☆

If you go here, be it for breakfast or lunch, you must, I mean must have a milk shake. They make the best milk shakes I have ever had in my entire life. I particularly like the Vanilla ice cream with Hershey's syrup. Mmmm, it's good! Food is good as well.

Pros: price, milk shakes

 

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