105 Sullivan Street off Spring
about $25 for two, without drinks, without tip
Known as the Sandwich Nazi to those of us who worked during the dot-com days around SoHo, Alidoro is now bright and airy with its yellow washed walls and friendly successor. I was once shushed by the temperamental sandwich maker while I stood in line for a $9 Geppeto (sopressata, caponata of eggplant, arugula in focaccia bread) so it’s now refreshing to have someone behind the counter smile even if you mispronounce the Italian sandwich names.
Sopressata and arugula in focaccia
It’s easy to assemble a prosciutto, mozarella and artichoke sandwich, making it hard to justify the $10 price (plus, you pay 50 cents to a $1.50 depending on the bread you choose) but everything just tastes better when you don’t have to lift a finger to eat a delicious sandwich.