Tommy Nicolosi’s culinary legacy began in 1918, when his Grandfather Gaetano opened a butcher shop in South Philly. On occasion, Gaetano would cook big specialty roasts for customers in the garage out back. This eventually led to an off-shoot sandwich business, and in the late 1970s, DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef was born. Tommy DiNic’s is now in its fourth generation, as Tommy owns and runs the shop with his son, Joey. With a deep respect for the past and an eager eye on the future, Joey has built upon DiNic’s lineup of classic Italian sandwiches to include new favorites like the slow-roasted brisket of beef and Italian-style pulled pork.
The Nicolosis’ attention to detail, dedication to sourcing quality ingredients, and reverence for the slow, everything-from-scratch process of their old-world brethren has landed them huge points with customers, aficionados, and the media alike. Following appearances on the Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food and Best Sandwich in America, the DiNic’s Roast Pork Sandwich was crowned the Best Sandwich in America in 2013. Click here for their full menu.