Monday, July 22, 2013

Sarcone's Deli Review

Philly is home to many great delis which offer exceptional hoagies, including Carmen's and Primo. Sarcone's Deli has been on my radar for some time now, and thanks to Dining In, which is currently offering free delivery for Sarcone's Deli, I had the chance to try a few of their hoagies.

Chicken Sicilian ($9.75)
Chicken, abruzzi cheese spread, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, asparagus, oil, vinegar.

The chicken sicilian is definitely one of my favorites. The deliciously crusty sesame rolls are fresh and baked in house. The breaded chicken is juicy and moist. The fresh mozzarella and the roasted peppers brighten up the hoagie. 

The abruzzi cheese spread is what brings it together, with a bit of spice on the tip of your tongue. The crisp asparagus helps to add a textural element to the sandwich.

Junkyard Special ($8.50)
Sliced turkey, prosciutto, sauteed spinach, roasted red pepper, sharp provolone, fresh mozzarella cheeses, red wine vinegar, oil, dry herbs

The special is a great melange of fresh deli meat and veggies. The turkey is juicy and the prosciutto is sliced gossamer thin. The fresh mozzarella melds well with the funky sharp provolone. The sauteed spinach adds additional heft to the sandwich. 
Exotic Veggie ($8.50)
Breaded eggplant, roasted peppers, broccoli rabe, abruzzi spread, mozzarella cheese.

This veggie hoagie combined several fresh ingredients, but I felt a bit let down since I was expecting breaded eggplant. Still, the roasted eggplant was fresh, despite being slick. Unfortunately, there was no textural contrast here.

Sarcone's did not disappoint and certainly holds its own as one of the premier delis in Philly. The fact that they make one of the best rolls in Philly? An added bonus.

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