Thursday, March 15, 2012


An oasis amongst chain sandwich shops, the Piccolo Cafe in Midtown serves quality imported food from Italy.  Walking inside is like entering a tiny sandwich shop in Florence.  The chicken schnitzel with lettuce, marinated cherry tomatoes, and a paprika mayo is a fine example of what they do best.  The focaccia bread is freshly baked, the chicken is breaded to a crisp, and the paprika mayo gives a sandwich a nice spicy kick that couples well with the saltiness of the marinated cherry tomatoes.  For $10.00 you'd practically pay the same thing at Cosi, Pax, or Europa to get the same sandwich you've eaten a thousand times before.  The cafe has sister locations in the Gramercy area and Hell's Kitchen as well.   Check 'em out, but be forewarned because there's only a few seats and the place usually has a line out the door, so it's best to get your lunch there to go.

Piccolo Cafe
238 Mad. Ave.

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