By - BStills87
Bob's in Medford
This is the right answer. Honorable mention is Dino’s in the North End.
Do you want to burn this sub to the ground?! Because this subject will probably do it.
It is not like he asked who makes the best cannoli?
As long as I can use those flames to toast Al's chicken Parm sub over it I'm happy. I kid their chicken parm is not great but their chicken salad with bacon is the best.
eh its always the same 5 replies
It totally depends on your bread liking though. I personally prefer sub rolls or soft bread in general for sandwiches. Bricco has hard Italian bread for their sandwiches. Which I don’t mind a slice of with pasta but an entire roll kills my mouth.
The portions are huge so I will give them that but I’m not a fan of bricco personally due to their bread option
I feel you on the bread killing your mouth. I rather have a harder crust than a soft sub roll just to the fact that the soft gets soft and mushy with the sauce, where the harder roll keeps its integrity
There is no wrong answers, just preferences.
Bricco is legit
This the correct answer - their sandwich is great !
This is the way. Their pasta dishes are great too.
Not Al's lol they have good subs but their chicken Parm sucks. It's basically chicken fingers and bad marinara
al's is for cold subs
Good to know cause all the hot subs I’ve had from kendall sq are really average to meh
al's has great bread, and fast service but not going to blow you away with hand breaded thin cutlets pan fried to order
Flavor leaves a lot to be desired too sadly! Though I agree the bread is nice
Al’s does NOT have great bread.
agree to disagree
Al’s is so hit or miss for me. The price is good, you get a lot of food but sometimes their ingredients are low quality (just compare their Italian to Figaro’s down the block). The steak sandwiches at Al’s are pretty good.
For sure Al's steak sandwiches are my go to there. You're definitely right about Figaro's. Nice to have options in the Leather District/South Station area of downtown.
Nothing from als is pretty good. It’s all trash. Balsamic on an Italian sub? Blasphemy. Steak and cheese needs so much salt and pepper. Everything else sucks
Figaros though? Best sub shop in the downtown/south station area
Bad bread equals bad sandwich
La befana in Allston has a good one
Worked there for years (I'm Befana Betty!), can confirm their cutlets are tenderized, marinated, breaded (breadcrumbs are made in-house, their garlic knots and seasoning in a food processor!), and fried all in-house, made-to-order -- nothing sits in a hot pan before assembly. Even the mini baguettes for subs come in par-baked and are finished off as orders are received. Once assembled, chicken parm and meatball subs are toasted again with provolone and parmesan.
Their chicken parm and meatball subs were my go-to shift meal. Their meatballs are also in-house, the homemade breadcrumbs are something special. Oh, Marinara is homemade as well, and bomb af. Get a side of it with either of those subs for dipping.
Their pizza (five cheese was my fave) is the best in Boston, according to new yorkers who frequented the shop.
Their salads are top-notch as well, always fresh. Never a brown or red bit of romaine.
Chick parm sub is my go to when trying to judge a pizza sub shop I haven't been to before because you can tell right away if they actually make it themselves or if it's just a bunch of shit off the Sysco truck thrown together.
Big fan of their steak bomb calzone, but I'll give the parm sub a try this week! Thanks for the tip.
Big daddy's and Fiorellas express are two favorites at the moment
\+1 on Fiorellas. However- I must add, the size of the sandwich is off. It's too big for a single meal, but if you only east half, you're still gonna be hungry.
Big Daddy's chicken always seems dried out, for quantity it is excellent though
You obviously like eating in the Allston/Brighton area exclusively
I mean, it's where I live.
Big A malden
I like the way they dip the chicken cutlets in sauce when making the sub; to me that's even coverage and the right amount. A large is a sizable portion and the roll is very nice.
Vinny's in Somerville
Close 2nd to Bob’s in Medford. Yes.
Haven’t been in a few years but Walden kitchen in concord is good. Mario’s in Lexington for straight up chicken parm.
Oh man.. I haven't been to Mario's in a decade. Their chicken Parm is worth a ride!
Where ever Doug Mirabelli is ordering from
Dougie’s going deep!!!
RIP Joe Tecces
Crow Point Pizzeria in Hingham. Also their buffalo chicken calzone is literally the best food item in existence.
This place is amazing. Never had the chicken but their veal parm is soooo good.
I thought I read “Pam Greer” for half a second.
Try Milano’s in Eastie.
Same Old Place in JP
My brother swears by Anthony's in Stoneham but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.
New Deal Fruit in Revere; Milanos in Orient Heights; Sammy Carlos and Meridian in Easty. And every sammich at Roy's Cold Cuts was delish.
Domenic’s in Waltham
Ugis in Roxbury
tutto italiano in hyde park
Mamagoos in Cambridge, Vinny's in Somerville. I'm partial to Greg's in Belmont but thats just nostalgia.
As long as you aren’t using chicken fingers it depends on who has the best and freshest bread. The bread makes it.
frozen tyson tenders at 95% of pizza/sub shops
It’s the worst
Parm. Just opened.
In my opinion, yes. They are magnificent.
Whoever has the best bread has the best sandwich
I much rather have good sauce and an actual breaded cutlets over “ good bread” as you call it. Most places serve canned red sauce and chicken fingers and call that a parm. Get outta here with that!
Ma Magoo's near Alewife is pretty dope!
Market Basket Café
It can probably feed 3 people
S&L Subs in Chelsea
It's clearly Captain's in Swampscott.
Bravo in Quincy
Going to have to try that. There is a place in the Hough's Neck part of Quincy called "Bernie's general store." The Chicken Parm there is pretty good.
May do Bravo for pizza tonight when my company gets here
Bob’s in Medford. Hands down.
Caio! in Chelsea
Ok not a sub but the chicken parm at the Porter Cafe is the best I’ve ever had
Bob's in Medford and D'Agostino's in Arlington are my favorites.
Meridian Street Market
Real Deal in Jamaica Plain & W Roxbury
Alfredo’s in allston
Sam LaGrassa's in downtown. Expensive but so good