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Oct 15, 2007 12:49 PM

Looking for the Best Italian Cold Cut Sub?


I know where the best cold cut sandwich is made. I'm looking for where you think the best Italian Cold Cut Sub/Sandwich is made?

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  1. Tutto Italiano in Wellesley makes a nice one. It's fresh and the ingredients are nice. So if you know the best how come you did not share it with us?

    1. From your profile, it looks like you enjoy the sub at Anthony's in Stoneham. Or don't you like it anymore? I'm confused....

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      1. re: yumyum


        You're right, Anthony's is the best place to get an Italian sandwich or sub. Tony or his son Anthony slices their cold cuts right in front of you and I have them put on the works with a little hots. (onions pickles & tomato's lite on the oil with a little hot peppers) The bread is fresh and the sub is the best nothing else matches it.

        Take the time and drive to Stoneham I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

        1. re: 67RedSox

          Yup- love Anthony's- braided rolls, fresh cut cold cuts. The only drawback is their hours.

          1. re: 67RedSox

            I do enjoy Anthony's Italian very much. Just as good, though, is Corner Deli in Melrose especially because the bread (La Cascia's) is just so darn good.

            1. re: Chris VR

              I will have to give the Corner Deli a try. I have only been in there once- to buy cold cuts- but I remember the menu looked good, as did the pizza.

              1. re: macca

                I haven't tried the pizza or the prepared foods yet, but I've had delivery a few times (they'll deliver cold cuts as well, which is very convenient!) and they're fast and the sandwiches are good.

                1. re: Chris VR

                  Will have to remember next time we get take out. Will have them deliver my cold cuts at the same time!

        2. Panzano's Market in Southborough has an excellent italian cold cut sub.... the 'Veneto': Soppresatta, Mortadella, Speck, Tomato, Pickled Peppers, Provolone, on a fresh baked Ciabatta roll.

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          1. The best Italian sub I've had around here, hands down, was at the Tutto Italiano store on River St. in Hyde Park. They use the best ingredients and great crusty Italian bread. I'm drooling just thinking about having one.

            Tutto Italiano
            1889 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136

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            1. re: mwk

              Tutto also has a branch on Fleet St in the NE..great sandwiches, also a pretty complete line of Italian foods..fres/frozen pasta..some of their in house made thing..stuffed peppers, etc are very good too.

              1. re: 9lives

                They've got a really good mozzarella and also pizzelle that's made by the owner's friend.

            2. Places I'd recommend:

              Tutto Italiano, J. Pace, Dino's (all Boston's North End)
              Half Shell (Cambridge)
              Bob's (Medford)

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              1. re: bachslunch

                Big ups for Dino's, but I wasn't all that impressed with the Italian at J. Pace when I finally had one last week. It was...good not great. I liked it okay -- it was just exactly what I'd had in mind, and to be fair, the braided roll was excellent (same bakery that does the braided rolls at Russo's, you think?) -- but this was not a sub I would travel cross-city for.

                1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                  I opted for the regular sub roll the time I got an Italian sub at J. Pace and came away very impressed. Saw the braided rolls too, and will try them next time.

                  1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                    I think the braided rolls are from Bova Bakery on Salem St.