Thanks to one of my chef friends, I found this place three years ago. One of the great things about Alidoro is that it does not change. You will always get the same fresh, delicious substantial Italian sandwich you are craving. The place is tiny. It has one refrigerated deli case behind the counter, which houses all the ingredients they carry (which are not many). Italian meats, cheeses and baby arugula are the elements from which these sandwiches are crafted. The bread is always fresh as it comes from a bakery nearby.
As far as the service goes, there is definitely a system at work here. You walk into the small space, wait on line, order your sandwich wait a few minutes while it is being made right in front of you (they don’t rush, even when the line is out the door), told the amount you owe (by the not so friendly owner), give her your money, wait a few moments more and then you are out the door. While it is not the friendliest or fastest service in the city, it is certainly worth the sometimes less than pleasant exchange.
Letter grade: I have yet to see one in the window. Curious?
Restroom: No restroom
DESSERT, LUNCH, UNION SQUARE
I thought I’d write up a quick post to show that this blog isn’t dead… at least not yet.
The pictures of the food are from an awesome lunch that I had last month with Amy and Ryan at The Adore near Union Square. I didn’t take any pictures of us while there, so I just stuck in some random pictures of us.
Order of awesomeness: Hanging out with Amy & Ryan > Duck Sandwich > Fruit Tarts
If you have the chance, go there for lunch and sit by the window.
17 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003