Sandwiches: Alidoro

Date: 1/19/2017

Borough: Manhattan

Address: 105 Sullivan Street

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What we ordered: 

  • Pinnochio on Sfilatino bread (would recommend on different bread)
  • Romeo on Whole Wheat (would recommend)

Cost (post-tax, pre-tip): $28.28

The scores:

Ratings (1-10) Rob Missy
Taste 7.5 8
Presentation 7 7.5
Setting 8.5 7.5
Value 6.5 6.5
Overall 7.5 7.5

Ryan comments:

We went to a nearby park to eat, where she was fussy and didn’t even want her pacifier at first. She ended up using it most of the time after that.

Ryan’s Report Card (1-10): 7.5

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General Comments:

Alidoro is an Italian specialty sandwich shop with 3 locations in Manhattan. We went to the Soho one, which is a very small shop that gets super crowded at lunch.We came soon after they opened at 11:30am and there was only 1 other person inside.

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There are a couple of tables but other than that there’s barely any room to get the stroller through inside.

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The menu has about 40 sandwiches, listed on this little menu below.

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The staff is known for being cranky and “sandwich nazis” who expect you to be ready to order when you get to the front of the line, with minimal substitutions and questions. They were actually perfectly nice to us and let us make slight modifications like leaving off olive paste. But the shop was filled with lots of funny signs that confirm their crankiness.

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They cut all of the meats for each sandwich fresh, so it takes a couple of minutes for each sandwich to be made.

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White or Whole Wheat rolls are the standard you can choose from, or you can order a specialty bread like focaccia, sfilatino, or semolina for $1 extra.

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Since we didn’t want to get stuck inside once lunch rush hit, we got our sandwiches to go and brought them to a playground that’s a few steps away which had a couple of tables. Thanks to Ryan we were allowed entry…

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The sandwich bags were labeled to easily tell them apart. Rob got the Pinocchio on sfilatino, without olive paste. Melissa got the Romeo on whole wheat.

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The sfilatino bread is gigantic, so Rob’s sandwich was about 50% larger.

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These sandwiches are on the pricier side, coming out to about $14 each after tax. That said, they’re very large and are filled with tons of meat. And they lasted us each 2 meals.

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Melissa’s, The Romeo, had smoked chicken breast, hot peppers, M. bel paese (a soft cheese spread), and arugula. She really liked it and thought it was a great sandwich. Her only minor complaint was that the peppers were a little too oily. The bread was nice and the elements all went well together.

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Rob got the Pinocchio, which had prosciutto, sopressata, fresh mozzarella, sweet roasted peppers, and olive paste (which he left off). The sfilatino bread was pretty hard  which was difficult to eat and distracted from an otherwise great sandwich. He would have enjoyed this much more on a standard roll but the innards were all great.

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Overall we both enjoyed this and agreed that we would definitely return and probably mimic these orders, except Rob would get a different bread. We’ll be back!

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