Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Cheesesteak

Win­ner: Tony’s Pizza at 3128 Bel­grade

The three Ditri broth­ers—John, Sal and Mario—have been proudly mak­ing sand­wiches at Tony’s Pizza on Bel­grade Street for over 30 years.

In those three dec­ades, some things have nev­er changed. For one, Mario said, the shop’s pat­rons are of ut­most im­port­ance.

ldquo;We try to take care of the cus­tom­er,” he said. “Every­body who comes in here is friendly. We get along with every­body.” 

What else has stood the test of time?

ldquo;We al­ways used the same re­cipe,” he said of Tony’s sig­na­ture cheesesteak sand­wiches.

It would seem there’s no need for change—in­side the small corner shop, the walls are lined with awards, many for wins in pre­vi­ous read­ers’ choice con­tests sponsored by Star.

Ditri said that he’s proud that once again, Tony’s Pizza’s ver­sion of Philly’s fa­vor­ite sand­wich was se­lec­ted as the best in the River Wards. 

“We won last year, we won this year,” he said with a grin. “It’s so nice.” 

Call Tony’s Pizza at 215-427-2090.

-Hay­den Mit­man

Run­ner Up: Tom­mie’s Pizza at 465 E. Gir­ard Ave. 

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