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ISO Italian Subs in Newton

Where can I get a really good traditional Italian sub in Newton? Has anyone tried the Italian subs at Sweet Tomatoes in Newton Centre yet? If so, how are they?

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  1. Russo's in Watertown on Pleasant St. (just over Bridge St. from the Nonantum area) makes a good Italian sub. Crusty sub rolls from Quinziani's, generous portion of salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone, hots, pickles, oil/vinegar, the works. Prosciutto (I believe) is an additional $2. The small size is quite large and only $4.99.

      1. re: hargau

        Just had a buff chix sub from Bob's, and it was excellent. The chicken was "real," the sauce good n'spicy, and the sub roll fresh. The best of its kind in the area. Will need to try the Italian next time.

        1. re: nsenada

          Is it true that the ownership changed hands a few months ago? Some at work say it's no better than any other sub shop now. However, I too have had that buffchix and thought it was great as well. I wonder what that "Szechuan Chicken" sub is all about!

          1. re: Prav

            Not sure on the ownership - I usually miss the boat on the golden age of chowish joints (for example, The Biltmore). A bit terrified I'm going to miss out on Roast Beast, too. I almost tried that special spicy sweet chicken sub, it sounded intriguing.

            The Biltmore
            1205 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

            Roast Beast
            1080 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

        1. re: chuck s

          the lake!? you have to be from newton. for anyone not familiar with this nickname, giuseppe's is about 60 meters away from depasquales, on the same side of the street (route 16) in the nonantum section of town . across the street from a bubble tea place the has a great (if slightly expensive) bahn mi.

          1. re: chuck s

            Giuseppe's was a regular haunt when I was in high school in the late '70s/early '80s. $1.25 for a large/$0.75 for a small in those days!

            Nowadays, I'd cross the line into Waltham for a sandwich from Dominic's!

          2. Depasquale's Grocery, 241 Adams Street in Nonantum (aka the lake).

            1. Tutto Italiano in Wellesley, corner of Route 16 and Route 135.

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              1. re: bartleby

                second Russos - great italian, great chicken parm, and usually an excellent daily special - also like domenics - depasquale is my go to fresh sausage place but no subs that i recall

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  depasquales SAUSAGE. is on rt. 16 just down the street from the true value.and has some of the very best italian sausage available in the boston area.
                  ALERT: closes early on saturday , not open sunday or monday!

                  depasquales GROCERY is at 241 adams st heading towards the pike closer to trinity catholic school. variety store looking place with very faded sign. excellent sandwiches.
                  very confusing.

                  1. re: hyde

                    thank you hyde - didn't know about the grocery = will add to my list when i go for my sausages.

                1. re: catspercapita

                  i have never warmed up to this place . it seems a standard pizza shop, in a neighborhood that could really use one. its cheap but unremakable. too bad, if there was good pizza here it would be a destination spot, what with great sausage (depasquales), old school sandwiches( giuseppes), a fly fishing store, hidden bread bakery ( Magni, not the junk at antoines) and a true value.

                  1. re: hyde

                    Begging your pardon, but "the junk at Antoines"??? There is an excellent chance that I've been going to Antoine's longer than you've been alive, and I've never had any "junk" there!!

                    1. re: rubysdad

                      if you have been eating antoines bread for 56 years rather than the Magni bakery (now closed) thats a shame. "junk" may have been strong, but their bread is poor.
                      actually ,the fly fishing store is closed now and stoddards is not that happy with their spot.

                    2. re: hyde

                      Try the pizza at Maria di Napoli. It's imperfect because she is essentially making neapolitan pizza without the necessary heat, but that doesn't stop it from being, in my opinion, very good pizza. I Also have some serious love for the eggplant, and the chicken parm, the one time I tried it, was up to the standards of my NYC childhood. Nice people, too.