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Velda Mae Nov 30, 2009 09:12 AM

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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    catspercapita Apr 9, 2011 03:09 PM

    D & A in the Lake

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      hyde Apr 10, 2011 01:14 PM

      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.

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        rubysdad Dec 9, 2011 02:50 PM

        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!!

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          hyde Dec 10, 2011 02:05 AM

          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.

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          bartleby Dec 9, 2011 03:38 PM

          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.

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        bartleby Nov 30, 2009 11:10 AM

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

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          teezeetoo Apr 9, 2011 12:28 PM

          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

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            hyde Apr 9, 2011 01:15 PM

            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.

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              teezeetoo Apr 9, 2011 04:16 PM

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

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          jinx1832 Nov 30, 2009 10:06 AM

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

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            chuck s Nov 30, 2009 09:58 AM

            Giuseppe's in the Lake.

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              hyde Nov 30, 2009 08:51 PM

              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.

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                Blumie Dec 2, 2009 07:45 AM

                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!

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                hargau Nov 30, 2009 09:43 AM

                My fav sub shop in newton is Bob's Sub Stop http://www.bobssubstop.com

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                  nsenada Apr 9, 2011 11:27 AM

                  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.

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                    Prav Apr 9, 2011 11:37 AM

                    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!

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                      nsenada Apr 9, 2011 12:36 PM

                      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.

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

                      Roast Beast
                      1080 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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                  misscucina Nov 30, 2009 09:22 AM

                  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.

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