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Italian Cold Cut Subs?

Bill | | Mar 13, 2002 12:14 PM

I bit into an Italian Cold Cut Sub from Mama Luccia's in Rockville on Saturday with much anticipation. Unfortunately, I was severely let down. It seems despite good pizza and pasta, this is not a sandwich place.

The roll may not have been condsidered stale, but it certainly had no chew. The meats and cheeses were not traditional mortadella and provolone, and had very little taste besides. The lettuce was whole romaine leaves, and the tomatoes were thick slices of roma tomatoes, when I was expecting chopped iceberg lettuce and thin slices of beefsteaks. But worst of all, it came with a Balsamic(!) dressing on the side! Not to mention no onions, no oregano, no hot peppers, no dripping olive oil. I hate to admit that I've had one from Jerry's Sub Shop, but I have, and even it was a lot better than Saturday's. Maybe I just wouldn't know a good one if I had it?

Where does one go for a good Italian Hoagie in Maryland or the District? Does Vace serve a good one?