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Nov 30, 2009 09:12 AM

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.