A Sandwich a Day: Italian Sub at Conte di Savoia
Conte di Savoia is an Italian grocery smack in heart of Little Italy, where you can find a wide variety of everything from olive oils to imported wines. And since browsing the aisles for sea-salted capers and fresh mozzarella is known to stimulate the appetite, they are fully prepared with a deli counter that turns out great, no-frills sandwiches.
The Italian sub ($4.75) is the most complex of the bunch, featuring the salty trifecta of ham, salami, and capocollo. The ham gets overshadowed here by the garlic of the salami and a bit of heat from the capocollo. The provolone cuts the salt just slightly. Shredded lettuce adds a nice crunch, while the tomatoes are nice and juicy. You can add mayo or oil and vinegar, and a mere forty cents will score you some sweet or hot peppers. The bread is a hearty, soft Italian roll that, while good, does lack a certain coveted crustiness. This leads to a bit more tug and pull on the outside, but the rewards on the inside make it well worth it.
Conte di Savoia.
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