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Apr 9, 2011 03:00 PM

Italian BEEFstro - Downtown Orlando

I just wanted to give a heads up to others on the board who like good cheap eats. The Italian beefstro is on 50/colonial near I-4. It's across the street from the old Amway Arena and not in the best area but they have a great parking lot and the property (inside and out) is spotless. On the positive side its just off I-4 and near downtown. It's a lunch place but open til 6 if you want an early dinner.

I had passed this place several times over the last year but was always leery b/c of the location. I couldn't have been more wrong. The place specializes in the chicago classics...Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs. The owners are from chicago and great to talk to...they stayed open 30 extra minutes for us to eat when we got there at closing time. I tried both the italian beef (dipped of course) and a chicago dog (with giardiniera instead of sport peppers per the owners suggestion) and they were both great! The beef sandwich had a great roll and the au jus was very flavorful. The hot dog was as good as anywhere in orlando. I'll be going back at least once a week!

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  1. I've been trying to make it down there to try it. My friends all love that place.