Conte di Savoia
1438 W. Taylor Street Chicago, IL 60607
It is, of course, all about the bread. You line up patiently at this Little Italy-situated deli just off of the UIC campus, behind students, academics, and a handful of Chicago’s finest. You salivate at the simple, unadorned sandwich board. You watch as a small production line of t-shirt-clad men hand slice the meats and cheeses for each individual sandwich. The Rosie features prosciutto cotto, volpi genoa, hot coppa and provolone. I add roasted red peppers and garnish with house blend seasoned oil & vinegar. The thin-ness of the meats adds delicacy. The assemblers kiss their handiwork with the dressing, not drown it. And the bread. Ohhh, the bread! This 1948 Italian deli is all about simplicity. The aisles are stocked with specialties you forgot you loved. And do not forget to wash down your lunch with a handful of the hand-baked soft amaretti cookies.