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Aug 15, 2012 10:10 AM

Best Sub in RI

Looking for Italian-style: good meats, crunchy bread, dressing. Not a lot of salad. Variations are good.

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  1. Three options for you in Providence area. Sandwich Hut in Providence on North Main, Italian Corner Deli in East Providence and Anthony's Deli on Admiral St. in Providence. The latter is a personal favorite; its close and they bake their own bread. Website is

    1. Venda, on Federal Hill. They make their own hard crusty bread fill it with Mortadella, Salami, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Peppers, Provolone Cheese, Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar and the usual things. If you dont wasnt that type of sub they have veal and peas subs, veal and peppers, stuffed peppers, chicken parm, chicken marsala. the rolls are worth the trip plus while your in there the aroma's will drive you nuts.If you dont mind the wait.

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      1. re: Frank Terranova

        Venda's Italian cold cut sub is very good, but all the breaded veal and chicken subs get microwaved and are awful as a result. Damn shame.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          I totally agree with you on the breaded one's. Its nice just to go and get a italian sub and sit out side on the fountain and watch the show.

      2. Natale's in EG makes a n awesome Italian, delicious crunchy bread...

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        1. re: Sean

          I'm definitely a Jersey Mike's fan. They bake their own bread and slice the cold cuts for each sandwich to order. Although it seems the original location in Point Pleasant is always best.

          1. re: Sean

            The bread at Natalie's is indeed terrific. Cheese is sharp. Meats are skimpy, veggies are nothing special. A "B", saved by the bread.

            1. re: trufflehound

              I've gotta agree with trufflehound on Tony's Colonial!!! Really good Italian grinder there!!!

              1. re: RIRider

                I always thought of Tony's Colonial as a mini-Venda. What am I missing?

                1. re: RIRider

                  Agreed! I've always like Tony's sub a bit better than Venda's, I think they cut their meat a bit thinner. Plus they cut their onions on a slicer which always make me extra happy.

              2. The list is growing, folks. Thanks! Anything outside of Providence? South county? Cranston? Newport?

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                1. re: trail 6

                  In all honesty I have not had a sub from Tonys but have bought other things. So it looks like a stand off. Suggestion: Seeing they are a few feet from each other and if you have another person with you one purchase one from Venda, the other from Tonys and split. Dont forget the Lemonada or Orangina. It goes well with a sub unless they serve beer. Enjoy

                  1. re: trail 6

                    I'll represent South County with Reale's in Westerly... they've been doing it forever and out-of-state relatives demand them the minute they get back for a visit.