Thursday, March 15, 2012
CHICKEN SCHNITZEL AT PICCOLO CAFE
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.
238 Mad. Ave.