gino’s pizzeria featuring the philadelphia sandwich co.


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Heheh, Operation Pepperoni Removal. What’s up with their lopsided cheese placement. It should be even all around!

    I didn’t even know that the Philadelphia Sandwich Place on Convoy was gone.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Seriously, right? Don’t put all the cheese in one spot! It’s not like I can move the cheese over later. I had seen the signs for Gino’s for awhile before I went in and then when I looked it up I saw it was in partnership with the cheesesteak place.

  2. Faye says:

    I always kicked myself for not trying this place when they were in Convoy. I read about the owner and the relocation in UT San Diego some time ago so I’m glad they’re still in business. I’ll have to visit them in Miramar now. We were experimenting with making Philly cheesesteak quesadillas and have come to conclusion that I personally like provolone with mine which is so odd. I tried all the other cheeses you mentioned but for some reason the provolone was the best for me (perhaps b/c it’s more mild and has more gooey-string meltiness to it?).

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – The provolone is a lot milder, almost like a mild mozzarella. It used to be my go to choice until I decided I wanted a richer flavor! Just no Whiz, man. Ugh. The one time I had a “real” cheese steak while in Philly, my friends got me one with Whiz. Oh well haha.

  3. Lauren says:

    This place sounds incredible! Time to visit the old stomping grounds for some ‘za and a cheesesteak!

    • mary says:

      Yeah, if you shared you could get both! Little bit of cheesesteak…. slice of pizza…. you’re all set! Great, now I want something cheesy for lunch 😀

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