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Friday, May 16, 2014

Monica's -North End, First Official Review

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the champion of the world, Monica's Large Italian. Though an oldie, this review codified the reigning best Italian in Boston according to this cured meat connoisseur.  As the young shopkeep slid the leg of prosciutto across the blade, a family visiting from Wisconsin standing next to me in line that day exclaimed, "What on Earth is that?" These simpleton heathens had never seen nor heard of an Italian sub. After handing me the sub, the young boy behind the counter wiped the sweat from his brow and said, "That's the best Italian in the world."  I left the midwestern cretins in a cloud of dust as I barged my way toward the cashier, paid (albeit the high, going rate), and sauntered to my car where I promptly devoured the sub.  


Monica's Large Italian is the end all, be all of Italian subs for this guy. The bread--freshly baked, crisp crust but chewy interior--compliments the imported meats of highest quality. I forego the balsamic glaze here, because it overpowers the sandwich for me. The accoutrement of lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles balance out the sub, and their secret garlic-and-herb lookin' oil gives the sandwich the extra somethin, somethin that Dad needs. Although Monica's charges over $11 for this sub, it is the perfect size, and the quality meats of the meat is incomparable, making the high price well worth it. Though the quality of the sub often depends on the generosity of the gentleman who cuts the meat and makes the sub, I have personally never been disappointed at this gem of the North End. 

Monica's Mercato
130 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113

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