Dolores’ Deli is an Old school Italian spot with 2 generations in the kitchen

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — At Dolores’ Deli, everything is made in-house and to order.

Owner Peter Miglino grew up at his parents’ longtime restaurant, Felicia’s, where he was cloakroom checking by the age of 5, table attendant by 8 and table attendant by 12.

Owning a deli was a dream for Miglino and his fiancé and co-owner Victoria Rio.

When they found a location at 2nd and Mifflin, they asked his parents, Nick and Maria, to come back from retirement to help out in the kitchen.

The deli is named after Miglino’s grandmother, and from his mother’s gnocchi to his father’s pizza steak, everything on the menu pays homage to the family.

Miglino says The Henry could be the number one sandwich on the menu. It consists of spicy provolone, fried zucchini, eggplant, broccoli and roasted peppers.

The family opened the Dolores deli in 2020. Then the pandemic happened and then Nick suffered a recurrence of his cancer.

Two years later, Nick is in remission and business is recovering from COVID-19.

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1841 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148


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