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Tommy DiNic's

1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 923-6175
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Ranked #17 of 3,733 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Cranbury, New Jersey
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I was never a fan of roast pork but felt I had to try it after all the hype. Wow. The roast pork sandwich was incredible. Located in the heart of reading terminal there are long lines on busy days. We went early so it was not that bad and they are very quick. Get your sandwich to go and... More

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Totally shocked by the line-up but after eating the sandwich, I get it. Had the roast pork, with greens and cheese. Awesome meal. Line moves fast and you'll be happy you invested some time waiting to get your food!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Reading terminal was a bit overwhelming for our first visit there. We knew we wanted to to DiNics though. There was a Long line wrapped around the counter, but the service was fast and it was worth the wait! The roasted pork with broccoli rabe was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had identified this as a place to eat for on trip advisor for when we visited the terminal market, it was also recommended by some locals. The portions are large, the choice is limited and I don't think the dressings added to the rolls. What makes this place special is the simplicity and quality of the meat which was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was actually my second time visiting but my first review. A year ago I split a meatball with provolone and a roast pork with provolone and greens with my wife. They were both delicious, but I leaned toward the roast pork as my favorite. Yesterday I went for just a roast pork with provolone and broccoli raab. There is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Note: I came here during lunch time Wandering around Reading Terminal, I had no idea what to eat! So many options, so I just decided on here (thank you fellow TripAdvisors!) Took a bit of time to make my way to the back of the line (around the corner), but to my surprise, the line moved pretty quick. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tried the roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe at Dinics. It was phenomenal. Friendly staff I was served in about 10 minutes. I would definitely recommend this place.

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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic sandwich! Got the roast pork with sharp provolone and roasted hot peppers. The bun was tasty, and all the ingredients came together beautifully. It was wonderful in its simplicity with all the flavors coming through. Touristy yes, crowded yes. But sometimes the reason places are touristy and crowded is because it's deserved. Go to Dinic's and then stroll around... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'd heard about DiNic's wining the 2012 sandwich of the year and wanted to try. the walk through Reading Terminal actually turned out to be the highlight. Great, honest, Italian American food, and in a setting to appeal to the broader foodie. Finished with an excellent coffee from a roaster in the terminal. Happy camper.

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86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This was an exceptional sandwich and worth the 20 min wait (standing) in a line that snaked around the restaurant; which really is just one of the booths inside the market. Seating isn't like 4-people to a table but single bar stools around a wrap around bar-like table. In other words, don't plan on eating in. This place is all... More

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