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Best Sub in RI

trail 6 Aug 15, 2012 10:10 AM

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

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    Frobisher RE: trail 6 Aug 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    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 http://www.anthonysri.com/menu/

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      Frank Terranova RE: trail 6 Aug 15, 2012 11:21 AM

      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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        CapeCodGuy RE: Frank Terranova Aug 15, 2012 05:54 PM

        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.

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          Frank Terranova RE: CapeCodGuy Aug 16, 2012 03:12 AM

          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.

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        Sean RE: trail 6 Aug 15, 2012 03:14 PM

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


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          kiki47 RE: Sean Aug 15, 2012 03:41 PM

          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.

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            trail 6 RE: Sean Aug 28, 2012 10:47 AM

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

          2. trufflehound RE: trail 6 Aug 16, 2012 04:01 AM

            Italian at Tony's Colonial rocks.

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              RIRider RE: trufflehound Aug 16, 2012 03:47 PM

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

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                CapeCodGuy RE: RIRider Aug 16, 2012 04:59 PM

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

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                  thegreenfish RE: RIRider Aug 17, 2012 01:12 PM

                  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.

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                trail 6 RE: trail 6 Aug 17, 2012 09:15 AM

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

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                  Frank Terranova RE: trail 6 Aug 17, 2012 02:19 PM

                  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

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                    coastalgypsy RE: trail 6 Aug 29, 2012 04:35 AM

                    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.

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                    RIRN2008 RE: trail 6 Aug 27, 2012 03:16 PM

                    Best grinder in my opinion? You can get it at The Food Chalet in Warwick...they have both hard and soft torpedoes to put it on...their muffaletta is to die for, btw...bread is from Buono's...I love their Italian grinders, but they'll make pretty much whatever you want! Went there for lunch today, as a matter of fact, and had a hot eggplant parm...so good!

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