Who's got the best Italian sub?


#183

Don’t go out of your way. I’d much prefer an Italian sub from Gjusta, Bay Cities or in my dreams any Defonte’s sandwich.


#184

call me a heathen but I like JM’s italian way better than Bay Cities. My biggest problem w/ Bay Cities is everything explodes out of the sandwich on first bite.


#185

Just think about baseball


#186

Sandwich composition is very important. I hate when places make sandwiches this way. I have had that problem at Bay Cities but I generally rearrange sandwiches make them even and consistent before eating.


#187

Rocco’s does a pretty traditional East coast Italian sub.


#188

Uncle Paulie’s Italian combo is the sandwich you seek.


#189

How does Sorrento’s Italian Market (on Sepulveda in Culver City) fare these days? We used to stop for sandwiches when I was a kid, but it’s been several decades since my last visit :neutral_face:


#190

is that place hidden behind a shrub or something? i’ve lived in the neighhood for 15 years and have never seen it. nor heard it mentioned for that matter.


#191

It is pretty visible directly across from the Dresden.


#192

Depends on how many key lime pie martinis you’ve had at the Dresden before leaving.


#194

Love the market but I got a sandwich there (not an Italian but a combo was how it was referred to on the menu I think) a few weeks back and it was not good. Asked if they could add any hot peppers and got a confused look. Stale bread. Very very little meat.


#195

You could try Pulciano’s near the San Gabriel Mission. Hours can be a little funky, but the sandwiches are legit.


#196

The Italian sandwich at Gjusta is delicious. Great baked crunchy bread. The quality of the meats is top notch much less salty than Boars Head or anything else from a deli counter. Ripe heirloom tomato and spicy peppers are nice compliments.

That being said for $17 I’d change a couple of things

  1. The plate the use to serve the sandwich is unreasonably small.
  2. I don’t like the aioli on the sandwich. It makes a big goopy mess and the lettuce is already dressed so it’s not necessary.
  3. Hate the sandwich composition. I had to rearrange the whole thing. Hard to eat.
  4. There was a smokey ham on the sandwich that was tasty and nicely smoked but overpowering. Removed and ate on its own.

I think the sandwich is great. But sometimes I’d prefer a more basic Italian sandwich from bay cities. Meat, cheese, bread and some hot peppers.


#197

$17!!!


#198

The sandwich might have actually been $18. It’s either $17 or $18. It’s Gjusta, it ain’t cheap.


#199

I mean I want to be outraged but I need to eat 2x$9 Proof sandwiches to be full, so there’s that.


#200

I think I have space for you in my (gullet) space padawan corps… Our logo: Get in my (second) belly!


#201

How old are you kids?!!?


#202

35 w/ 150 pounds of eating power.


#203

Song lyric: “Your day will come…” :smile:

BTW our daughters are older than you!