A Google search revealed that Rene had posted on this place but so far as I know it didn't turn up in the recent thread on Loop food worth eating. Well, it's outside the Loop, for one thing, being down by the old post office (and thus further proof of my theory that you have to head southwest from Marshall Field's to find decent food there), but worth the hike for speakeasy-bordering-on-old-west atmosphere, and authentic Italian deli sandwiches on good bread. And best of all, my wife told ME about a place for a change.
Bombacigno's J & C Restaurant
558 W. Van Buren Ave