This old-school Italian sub shop—a Soho institution since 1986—was known as Melampo before an ownership change in 2001. Of the 40 plus-size grinders, crowd favorites include the Romeo: smoked chicken breast on Italian bread, slathered with Bel Paese (a semisoft Italian cheese) and hot-pepper dressing. Former owner Alessandro Gualandi was famous for his temper, and a bit of Gotham tude still prevails: A posted sign delineates the things you may not ask for (coffee, tomato sauce and bathrooms, among them), and regulars know to order their selections by name.
Time Out says
- 105 Sullivan St
- New York
- Cross street:
- between Prince and Spring Sts
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- Subway: A, C, E to Spring St; 1, 2 to Houston St; N, R to Prince St
- Average sandwich: $10. Cash only
- Opening hours:
- Mon–Sat 11:30am–4:30pm
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- Sign in & claim business
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