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Dr.Faustus Dec 12, 2008 06:01 AM

I am looking to order sandwiches for a party in the LES and my revelers want Italian sammiches: tom, moz and basil and proscuitto with peppers and fontina. Any suggestions where I can get some? Thanks.
Dr. Faustus

  1. MMRuth Dec 12, 2008 06:05 AM

    I'd call DiPalo and see what they can do for you.

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      Dr.Faustus Dec 12, 2008 06:37 AM

      Thanks for your reply. They were the first place I called and they don't do sandwiches. They recommended the Italian Food Center. It's closed by the Board of Health.

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      small h Dec 12, 2008 07:03 AM

      LES Sandwicherie has been absorbed by Kuta House, but they might be a good choice (check the lunch menu). Not strictly Italian, though.

      http://www.kutahouse.com/frameset.htm

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        Dr.Faustus Dec 12, 2008 06:46 PM

        I found my source for Italian sandwiches, Alleva 118 Grand. The oldest Italian cheese shop in America established in 1892. great moz and tom on semolina!

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          MMRuth Dec 13, 2008 04:37 AM

          Oh good. I was pretty sure that DiPalo makes sandwiches, but maybe they don't do large numbers of them/catering?

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            kobetobiko Dec 13, 2008 06:46 AM

            Hi Dr Faustus,

            A slightly off-topic question. Who has better mozzarella, Di Palo's or Alleva? I always get my mozzarella from Di Palo but someone brought up Alleva lately and I am intrigued!

            Thanks in advance!

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              erica Dec 13, 2008 10:30 AM

              Can we add Joe's on Sullivan Street to the discussion of whose mozzarella is best? I've not tried Alleva for mozzarella, but I think DiPalo and Joe's are both terrific..

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                dietndesire Dec 13, 2008 12:53 PM

                DiPalo's is superior to Joe's. I usually make my own but I have had both multiple times and it isn't even close, unfortunately.

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                Dr.Faustus Dec 13, 2008 05:54 PM

                I bought some mozzarella from Di Palo's and from Alleva and my patients preferrred Alleva's. I thought they were both good. I went with Alleva because they make sandwiches.

          2. dan Dec 13, 2008 10:54 AM

            Bruno Ravioli has good sandwiches, does catering and is a decent shop for delicious accessories...

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              italianagambino Dec 13, 2008 01:26 PM

              manganaros, bruno king of ravioli, todaro bros

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                PAULSCOHEN Dec 13, 2008 05:34 PM

                salumeria rossi on the west side.

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