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offthebeatenpath1 Jul 2, 2008 08:52 AM

I think Alidoro sandwiches are really good (although they could stand to add a more generous portion of meat), but I have one gripe about all of their sandwiches. There is too much olive oil added to them. Do you think I would offend the sandwich maker if I asked to go easy on the OO? I know that Alidoro has such a great reputation and the guy there is a craftsman, so I don't want to offend him.


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    Desidero Jul 2, 2008 03:23 PM

    Walter's a nice guy. I wouldn't hesitate to ask him to go easy on the olive oil. For what it's worth, I'm a fan of the Dino and the Alyssa on sfilatino.

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      offthebeatenpath1 Jul 2, 2008 03:26 PM


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        Sugar Jul 3, 2008 09:00 AM

        the Roxie is awesome...one of the few chicken sandwiches...

      2. guttergourmet Jul 3, 2008 11:56 AM

        If it were still Melampo with Alessandro you'd be risking your life, but now at Alidoro you might get out alive.Try the Pinocchio.

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          offthebeatenpath1 Jul 3, 2008 12:13 PM

          I just went and got a Pinocchio on whole what. But, walter didn't make it, the other woman who usually answers the phones did. I didn't even realize she was making it, but she didn't add OO anyway. The olive spread was unbelievable. It had a tangy sweetness that I couldn't figure out what the ingredient was, but it was great.

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            guttergourmet Jul 3, 2008 01:39 PM

            yep-the tapenade, soppressata, proscuitto, mozzarella,peppers combo is killer. I usually get it on sfogliati bread. Pinocchio is the best and that ain't no lie.

            1. re: guttergourmet
              offthebeatenpath1 Jul 3, 2008 03:31 PM

              any ideas about the secret ingredient in their olive spread?

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                FuDee Jul 5, 2008 01:53 AM

                Ah, the Pinocchio- just fantastic.


              2. re: offthebeatenpath1
                RCC Jul 3, 2008 02:11 PM

                Good call on the Pinocchio - it's my "go to" at Alidoro.

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