Michael Barsotti · Getting married on 04/09/2021
The perfect caterer for our Philly wedding
Di Bruno's was the perfect fit for our September Philly wedding with their mix of brilliant traditional Italian foods and funky twists on local classics. Our venue (Powel House, also amazing) had a short list of catering options and Di Bruno's was not only our favorite food but one of the more reasonably priced choices among the options we had.Sent on 11/29/2019
We worked with Amy who helped guide us through the difficult selection process and build a menu that our guests are still raving about weeks later. The Di Bruno's team on-site at our wedding was incredible. Not only did every dish come out even better than our tastings, they happily engaged with our guests and enjoyed being a part of the party, explaining how they cook a number of the favorite dishes to our inquisitive foodie friends and family.
While everything was great, the biggest highlights were the Danny and Joe's Antipasti, the Cheesesteak Calzones, and the unbelievable Cacio E Pepe, fettuccine spun in a hollowed out wheel of parmesan cheese.
We aren't huge cake people so we had fresh made pizzelles and cannoli for dessert, both were also huge hits and fun interactive desserts that our guests loved.
We could not recommend Di Bruno Bros and Amy more!
Milanee · Married on 12/31/2019
DiBruno Brothers catered my engagement party this Summer and it was amazing! From the food to the service, I couldn’t recommend them enough. All of my guests were raving about the pâté and the gorgonzola. Thanks again, it was a night i’ll never forget!Sent on 08/30/2018
Seth · Married on 09/07/2019
Amazing, fun, quirky wedding reception venue - and delicious food
We absolutely LOVED our wedding reception at Di Bruno’s. We cannot recommend them highly enough.Sent on 05/20/2019
The food was absolutely delicious; if you haven’t tried it before, just go eat it and see for yourself. Prices were reasonable. Venue was fun, upbeat, unique, down-to-earth and a perfect size and layout for our ~80 guests and small live band. Jackie, our Di Bruno’s coordinator, was extremely helpful and friendly throughout the entire planning process, and we had no problems planning it almost entirely remotely as we were out of Philly. BYOB was great and the staff at the reception were all helpful.
We treasure our memories from our wedding reception at Di Bruno's. Highly recommend the venue to couples looking for a unique space -- it’s a hidden gem.
Emily · Married on 04/20/2018
We had DiBruno Bros cater our off-site 80 person wedding, and they were perfect! Jackie and Genevieve were our catering managers, and they were responsive, professional and flexible with what we needed. They provided amazing, fresh, delicious appetizers, dinner buffet and dessert for a very reasonable price with the Italian favorites package. They were accomodating for our guests with dietary restrictions, ensured that all of our decorations were set up before the wedding, and took care of every detail so we did not have to do anything ourselves. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding caterer in the Philadelphia area- they are a Philadelphia institution for a reason!Sent on 05/15/2018
Linda · Married on 10/14/2017
DiBruno's catered our son's wedding in October 2017 and we can't say enough great things about the event. Everyone involved in setting up and serving the food were very professional and accommodating. The meatballs and pasta were outstanding. Guests were so pleased to see them actually being prepared at the reception. The beet and goat cheese ravioli were delicious as well as everything else they served. Would not hesitate to recommend them for your next event. Outstanding job.Sent on 10/23/2017
Samantha · Married on 04/22/2017
We got married at Di Bruno Brothers Upstairs Cafe and truly cannot not say enough good things about Amy and her staff. Amy always very responsive and totally open to some of our less traditional plans. She worked in all the little details I saw on Pinterest, like a milk and cookies bar. The food was PHENOMENAL, we have received nonstop compliments on it when of course it was really all Amy and her team! Also for a center city wedding the value was incredible. We are so happy we picked Di Bruno Brothers for our special day, it was perfect!!Sent on 04/29/2017
Jill · Married on 10/16/2015
October 16th, 2015 was when we had my daughter's rehearsal dinner upstairs at the Philadelphia Chestnut Street location. The staff from the food servers to the bartender were very accommodating and easy to work with. They were especially nice when we dropped of the alcohol and centerpieces the prior day! The food was delicious and the environment was warm and friendly. Danielle at corporate was very easy to work with. If using the TV and audio for a slides show or DVD go and test it out first.Sent on 10/26/2015
Bethany · Married on 10/09/2015
I've used DiBruno Brothers catering in a professional capacity many times, and knew they would deliver on the charcuterie front. My wedding was in the woods, and I wanted to give my out of town guests a taste of Center City Philly, so the 17th and Chestnut location was perfect for this end.Sent on 10/13/2015
Traffic and parking at 7 PM on a Thursday was a bit of a headache, but that's not their fault.
As soon as I went upstairs and identified myself as the bride, the head server was so helpful and responsive throughout the entire evening. The entire service staff never hovered, but they were always readily available--something I appreciate as a former server myself.
We were able to order gluten-free and vegan meals ahead of time without issue, and all the other food was AMAZING. The charcuterie display was by far the highlight of the evening--everyone kept commenting on it. The buffet style food was beautiful and tasty.
The standard packages include all service, use of the space, bartending, basic bar mixers, and highend disposable utensils and plates (don't mind the last part--you don't even really notice.)
All in all, it was a fabulous experience and the pricing was reasonable considering the quality, location, and the ease of staff communication. Highly recommend!
Nancy · Married on 10/03/2015
I had the great pleasure of planning a rehearsal dinner at DiBruno Bros. the evening before the wedding of my son and daughter in love. From the minute I met with Danielle to discuss my options, to the last guests departure the evening of the dinner it couldn't have been easier or better. Everything was perfect and every detail was addressed in a very professional and personal manner. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I couldn't have ask for the evening to be more successful. I hope I have a reason in the near future to do it all over again.Sent on 10/07/2015
Kimberly · Married on 09/05/2015
The whole Dibruno Bros catering team was amazing. They made creating a menu, set up and execution easy! Danielle was so helpful in making my vision come to life. The food tasted amazing and looked beautiful. I still have relatives telling me how great it was. The customer service was unparalleled: the catering lead even personally asked the elderly guests if they needed any assistance and took the time to explain every dish to them. They are awesome!Sent on 10/14/2015
Kate · Married on 07/04/2015
DiBruno is a Philadelphia culinary institution and we were so lucky to have them cater our event. Danielle was wonderful and super responsive and the food was absolutely amazing. I recommend them to anyone who will listen!Sent on 10/14/2015
Marti · Married on 06/18/2015
Danielle was such a pleasure to work with from my very first encounter via email . She was so professional yet friendly and warm . Danielle always got right back to me when Zi called or emailed . She truly seemed to care that our rehearsal dinner turned out well . Her suggestions as to menu items etc.. We're spot on . Our family and friends could not say enough about the venue ( vesper boat house) and the food. All the DiBruno staff helped make the night special . The only negative issue, and I don't think due to any fault of. Danielle , was we were missing a table . Apparently a snafu with delivery from wherever tables came from. Unfortunately I was unaware until right before guests arrived and our seating place cards needed to be changed . I basically just rearranged guests. It all worked out in end . We were not charged for missing tableSent on 10/12/2015
Christine · Married on 06/14/2015
Everything from menu planning to final toothpick clean up was handled in the most professional way possible. Communication was clear/concise/immediate. Small changes were made along the way to accommodate special needs and dietary requests. Staff was bright/cheerful/competent and arrived early to set up. We will never use any other catering company.Sent on 10/07/2015
Kerri · Married on 05/30/2015
My wedding reception was in the Di Bruno Brothers 18th street café space (catered by Di Bruno Brothers) and I CANNOT say enough amazing things about the event! They truly went above and beyond all of my expectations. I would definitely recommend Di Bruno Brothers catering for weddings and the café space is the perfect space for the non traditional bride and groom!Sent on 10/07/2015
Danielle · Married on 05/23/2015
I had my wedding at Dibrunos in May 2015. We got married in the upstairs area. They changed the space so we had a cocktail hour after and then dinner in another room. They also transformed the wedding area into a dance floor! Danielle Posess coordinated everything and was absolutely wonderful. Before the event she was very attentive to my countless emails. Her attention to detail was exceptional. She went through each step of the plan and truly made our day unique and special. She steered me in the right direction when I didn't know where to go with the planning. During the event the staff was phenomenal. They were highly organized and also went with the flow when things needed to be adjusted. They made the upstairs room look beautiful and surpassed my expectations. The food was spectacular of course. But what made the night even more special was how comfortable and easy it was to work with the staff at Dibrunos!Sent on 03/29/2017
Kelly · Married on 04/12/2014
DiBruno Bros. catered my wedding at an off site location. From the day I called them (Danielle was my representative), I felt connected and comfortable. They were professional, accommodating and the staff was so professional. Most importantly, almost two years later, people are still raving about the food at my wedding. I would recommend DiBruno Bros. to anyone for catering.Sent on 10/07/2015
User5418244 · 2+ years ago
DiBurno Brothers did an excellent job catering our wedding. Danielle Posess made sure to take care of our every need, from adjusting the menu to accommodate allergies to ensuring the tables were set up and looking beautiful. They also did a great job with scheduling, and making sure drinks, food, and cake were all served at the right times. And best of all, the food was delicious. I wish that I could eat more of it!Sent on 11/12/2015
Jordan Donaghy · Married on 06/15/2019
Perfect for a small wedding
We had approximately 55 guests at our wedding and wanted simple heavy hors d'oeuvres for our meal, not a seated meal. We also wanted more vegetarian options since neither of us eat red meat and I am a vegetarian, as well as our family having several vegans. Di Bruno was happy to help and, aside from a little trouble getting them to reply to emails and phone calls, we were happy with our food! Of course, you don't get to eat much at your own wedding but we were told everything was delicious! Di Bruno was willing to work with us in terms of adding dishes a la cart to our catered dishes and we were so happy with the amount and quality of the food!Sent on 03/03/2020
Marisa · Married on 03/23/2019
My (now) husband and I had THE most fabulous rehearsal dinner at the Upstairs Café at Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse. From the moment we started planning, we knew we were in the best hands with Jackie G. and the entire DB Catering Team. Jackie completely understood my vision and gave me exactly what I wanted. It was almost like we were friends for years! The evening began with a beautiful antipasto display during cocktail hour - that my guests are still raving about- then we indulged in an incredible interactive buffet dinner. I’m beyond grateful for the warm and welcoming service that my guests received throughout the evening from the servers, bartenders and culinary team. My husband and I made the best decision when we selected the Upstairs Café for our rehearsal dinner. We were looking for an iconic Philadelphia experience, and Di Bruno Bros. Catering gave us just that!Sent on 08/07/2018
User5556114 · 2+ years ago
Having my rehearsal dinner at DiBruno Brothers was the easiest decision of my entire wedding planning process. I'm not a native of Philly (my husband is), so I really didn't know where to start looking. Our wedding venue (The Union League - also HIGHLY recommend!!) told us they heard a few brides doing rehearsal dinners at DiBruno's and said it was fabulous. When I heard it was a gourmet cheese and grocery shop, my mind was just about already made up.Sent on 10/25/2015
Working with Jackie Berry and Matt Wilson in the catering department was so easy. They were responsive, professional and organized. I saw their pricing packages, picked my menu, met with Jackie the day before (I had not seen the cafe space at all when I had booked it- only in photos and good recommendations from locals) and literally did nothing else. When we arrived, the staff was engaging and professional, and as a BYOB place it was great to save a bit on $$.
Our priest (who, as you may imagine) has been to thousands of rehearsal dinners said to us that this was the best space he had ever been in. We had about 45 people attending the rehearsal dinner, so I definitely wanted to find somewhere where people could mingle. I hate when you're stuck in the back room of a restaurant and really can't get up and talk to the other guests. The setup DiBruno provided was not only super classy (far exceeded my expectations for what a gourmet grocer would provide), but the flow was great and our guests were able to eat AMAZING food and keep it casual. I was able to spend a lot of time with each of the tables of our guests instead of being confined to one spot.
I couldn't recommend DiBruno's more for this. The staff, food, space, and ambiance was everything I could have ever wanted from my rehearsal dinner and more.
User5601065 · 2+ years ago
We had a great experience working with the catering team at Di Bruno Bros. Danielle was very easy to work with and understood our needs for a relaxing event. She offered great assistance during the planning process. The set up team was very helpful the day of the event and overall we were pleased. They put a great display of their best items and our guests were more than satisfied. We definitely recommend this venue and catering services.Sent on 11/09/2015