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901 E Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
+1 215-646-6173
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is the place to go - old-fashioned friendliness and fabulous food. Whether you want picnic foods, authentic Italian items, or an old-fashioned milkshake at the retro counter, Costa's is exactly what you're looking for. They also have delicious (and very reasonable) breakfast sandwiches, Italian coffee, and even gourmet cupcakes made by the owner's wife. It's also a full deli!

1 Thank ga1waygir1
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Just moved to Ambler a few weeks ago and am totally impressed by the quality of food that I have received here. I have had lunch here twice, ordering a cheese steak and an "original" hoagie. Both were very good. If you want a great milk shake, they gottum. But the real kicker is the meat and cheese trays that... More 

1 Thank jpkmac05
Parker, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We pulled off the highway on the way to the airport, hoping to find a great hoagie shop before we left Philly. Bingo, Costa Deli was it. Owner and his family were welcolming and I was excited to see the tripadvisor logo on the door. I grew up in Philly and get back once in awhile and I know what... More 

1 Thank William D
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A family run business that looks like a 60's dinner. Mostly take-out but there are booths and a counter with chairs. Excellent milk shakes- made with real ice cream. Good steak sandwiches and hoagies. Friendly staff

1 Thank DavidThomas223
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great food and knowledgeable owner. I'm Italian and I like that he carries specialty foods for Italians. His rolls are very good and anyone from Philly area knows it is all about the roll.

1 Thank John H
Philadelphia, PA
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238 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Sandwiches here are very good. Nice selection of hoagies and hot sandwiches on fresh long rolls. Could do without the owner pushing his pastas, cakes, etc. He is very aggressive to the point it gets annoying. I would come here more frequently, but do not want to hear the same pitches every time.

Thank patraveller2007
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I believe in supporting local business, on a regular basis, not in one lump sum. Steak and chicken salad sandwich, one order of fries and two milkshakes..,,$30.00. I could go into Ambler and get dinner for two on that budget. Food was good, not the best or worst but the cost is the deal breaker..,,,,insane. Would I return.....if I hit... More 

Thank Wheelz369
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you live around Ambler and haven't been to Costa's Deli, shame on you!! They have been in business for over 60 years for good reason, their steaks and hoagies are fabulous!!! The brothers Costa, sons of the original owner have continued the tradition and the quaint deli is a throw back from the 50's. Make sure to sit at... More 

2 Thank gillygal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I normally don't write reviews but this afternoon I couldn't believe what happened and feel that management needs to know. My son was playing a basketball scrimmage at Wissahickon Middle School. On the way to the game we saw a sign that said "Best Milkshakes in Town". My son considers himself a Milkshake Expert so he asked if we could... More 

Thank Andrea M
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Went here with some co workers first we were totally ignored so we just hung out for a couple minutes. Then when we did get to order the chef/cashier went to make my hoogie. Then she started pick her nose with my roll in her hand with no gloves on. We just walked out. Shame !!!

Thank Rrsingh
Management response:

I appreciate constructive criticism from my customers and always correct a problem. However, this review is just mean spirited and unproductive. This is my family's business in which we have been in business for 65 years. We take pride in serving great sandwiches and giving good service. I hope that you weren't just having a bad day and decided to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
  • Phone Number: +1 215-646-6173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?