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Jun 29, 2008 09:09 AM

Best Italian sandwich in Boston?

Can anyone tell me where to get a good, authentic Italian cold cut andwich/sub/grinder in downtown Boston? I have tried the north end and various delis, but most shops use poor quality bread and/or cold cuts. I'm looking for a good authentic NY Italian grinder. Any advice?Thanks for your replies.

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  1. Big Belly Deli in Lynn Ma 424 washington st the best

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    1. re: Saltofboston

      Of course, last time I checked Lynn was not in Downtown Boston!

      Al's State Street makes a great Italian sub on their superb, house made rolls.

      1. re: Blumie

        Purity/Fresh cheese on Endicott street in the North End........hands down best italian in the city.

    2. Sorry but you'll have to go to NY for an authentic NY Italian grinder.

      You can get a good authentic Italian sandwich (sub) at Pace's downtown/NE, Tutto Italiana..NE + other locations, Purity Cheese..NE and the previously mentioned Al's..downtown.

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      1. re: 9lives

        Yah, I thought a 'grinder', in the chow rehlm, was something you put meat through!, unless you're from Western MA or elsewhere. However, I do agree with your recs, I'll have a sub..thanks.

      2. Hi...I love the Meatball Sub at Artu's in the North End. They also have another location on Charles st.

        89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

        6 Prince St., Boston, MA 02113

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        1. re: noonoo3

          Artu also does a great roast lamb and eggplant sandwich..worth a try if yo9uhaven't already.

          1. re: noonoo3

            Artu's Italian sandwiches are great. You beat me to it. I love their marinated eggplant and cold cut sub.

          2. I agree with Blumie -- my favorite in town is at Al's near Faneuil Hall.

            I also like Sessa's and Bob's, in Somerville and Medford, respectively.

            1. Outside of Boston, the New Deal in Revere make an amazing "Top Shelf" Italian sub that is made with all of the best quality cold cuts and, honestly, could feed a family of three! :)