A Sandwich A Day: Old World Special from P&S Italian Deli in Philadelphia
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P&S is a company with a few shops in the Philadelphia area that's mostly known for their fresh pasta and ravioli. But their corner market at 17th & Oregon makes some of the best Italian hoagies I've ever had. The Old World Special ($6.50) is packed with thinly shaved prosciutto, dry capicolla, and sharp provolone on seeded Italian bread from Liscio's Bakery. I ordered mine topped with roasted long-hots.
The cold cuts here are real deal imported Italian meats, and sliced so thin you can see through them. Dressed in olive oil and paired with sharp provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, on super fresh bread, this is one of the city's finest. No cheesesteaks here, but they also do Italian hot roast beef (with provolone and greens), meatball, and chicken cutlet sandwiches.