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A Sandwich a Day: Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella at The Italian Store in Arlington, VA

March 28, 2013

In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

[Photograph: James Boo]

The Italian Store—Arlington's eminent Italian importer-grocer-pizzeria-deli—has a reputation for good food that takes the form of a half-hour wait in line. As we've reported before, the sandwiches are worth the time (or at least an advance phone call for pickup).

Made "Philadelphia style," each Italian sub is a heavyset layer cake of cold cuts, cured meats, and quality cheeses, splashed with an olive-oil dressing and served on your choice of Italian roll. Numerous combinations are offered, but if you're looking to keep things simple, try the Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella ($8.99 small, $9.99 large). Piled with slices of sweet, fragrant prosciutto and enough thick, creamy hunks of mozz to get you through one of history's lesser sieges, this sandwich may as well be a middle finger to Jared Fogle and the Subway diet. Flip it in health.

The Italian Store

3123 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
703-528-6266; theitalianstore.com

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