Corner Henry Ave. at Wendover St.
Philadelphia, PA (Roxborough)
Monday thru Saturday
It's taken me too long to find Dalessandro's. Knew they were in Roxborough, and figured they had to be on Ridge Avenue. Every time I drove Ridge Avenue I'd slow down at any place that looked like they might sell cheese steaks, but no Dalessandro's. I finally broke down and looked up the address. Henry Avenue, wherever that is. Turns out it runs parallel to Ridge. I headed out there. It was Sunday and they were closed. Which is fine. Chubby's is right across the street, and it turns out they make a very good cheese steak.
But not quite as good as Dalessandro's to my taste. I think it's the bun that makes the difference. Dalessandro's bun has a fresh, home baked taste. Like Chubby's, the steak is chopped and the cheese melts it way through the sandwich.
Maybe Roxboro, not South Philly, is Cheese Steak central for Philadelphia.