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Original Rinaldi's - a nice, little gem.


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Original Rinaldi's - a nice, little gem.

kevin | Feb 7, 2006 01:30 AM

Just pulled off Imperial Hwy, onto Main St. One of those old townish Main st.'s circas 1950s, ultimately very classic. And across from the police station was Rinaldi's. It looked like it was already closed, but I called beforehand and they said they closed at 7pm.

So went inside and ordered up a few sandwiches, one with honey maple turkey, I think called the Owner's Special, another one a combo of roast beef and turkey with all the fixin's and avoacado, and lastly one of their sasualito turkey sandwiches with avocado and all the fixin's.

While I was waiting I tried one of the meatballs, bare, waiting for my sandwiches to be prepared, it was going to be a slightly long haul of about a good half hour before I could demolish one of those sandwiches, so I had to eat something right. And the meatball was pretty damn good.

Ater figuring out that they don't have too many sides besides potato salad and bags of chips, I got another sandiwch to go too, the egglplant parmigiano one, and this was pretty darn good too, very light with almost no breading, tasted weirdly like the persian kash o badjeman (mashed egglpant) appetizer you see at a variety of Persian kabob joints. Anyways , still very good as were the rest of the sandwiches.

Also, couldn't resist one each of the Bindi tiramisu and possibly also Bindi cannoli to go. I actually enjoyed the cannoli and the tiramisu was all right nothing great, but it is my fault for ordering it in the first place, after all is said and done, this is supposed to be a straight arrow Italian sandwich deli, not a gelatira or fine pastry shop.

all in all very good.

and you don't have to worry about the lines sort of unique to that other sub shop other on lincoln.

defintiely a keeper.

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