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    ALIDORO

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    Alidoro
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    Local Gems

    Alidoro

    105 Sullivan St., nr. Spring St. (SoHo)

    New York, NY

    (1) 212-334-5179 | www.alidoronyc.com

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    • CUISINE

      Italian Deli
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Sat.: 11:30am-5:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not accepted
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2001
    • PRICE (SANDWICHES)

      USD 8.50-12.25
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Pinocchio; Sofia; Pavarotti
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      No alcohol served
    • # OF SEATS

      4-8
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • SUBWAY

      Spring St. (C, E); Houston St. (1); Prince St. (N, R)
    Alidoro 1

    VIBE

    A true Sullivan Street gem, this small takeout store continues to serve Old World Italian sandwiches to purist fans and sandwich enthusiasts. Formerly known as Melampo, the shop still demands that sandwiches be ordered by name. Despite being one of the best and most famous deli spots in Manhattan, Alidoro’s tiny space has only two eat-in tables, and they still refuse to offer plates or glasses of water. All ingredients are imported directly from Italy, and we can really taste the difference.

    CROWD

    Local business types, regulars, and in-the-know out-of-towners.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Alidoro is very casual, so feel free to show up in a summery sleeveless top, shorts, and fun sandals.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; coworkers; yourself

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    There’s something endearing about their pride, including the list of 39 things you’ll never find at Alidoro (including, but not limited to, pickles, chips, plates, water, and a bathroom). Servers border on the gruff side, but if you just get with the program and order your sandwich by name, you won’t encounter any problems.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    We’d love to enjoy our delicious sandwiches here, so a few more tables would be appreciated.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    The general rules: customers can only order from the pre-set menu (no create-your-own), condiments are not offered, and they only accept cash (no credit cards). If the two tables are snagged, you can find seating around the corner on Spring Street and Sixth Avenue, where you’ll find a little triangular “park” (i.e., no greenery) with benches. Alidoro sandwiches are also sold at Puffy’s Tavern in Tribeca.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Taylors Gourmet (Washington, DC); Wisey’s (Washington, DC)


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