A Sandwich a Day: Giardina at Paesano's in Philadelphia, PA

A Sandwich a Day

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We abide by Philly's status as a mecca for sandwich lovers. One visit to Paesano's is proof that the title goes above and beyond the cheesesteak.

The Giardina ($8)—one of two vegetarian options on the menu—matches hearty, tender slices of roasted eggplant with equal parts fresh mozzarella. Both are dressed in a bold basil pesto, layered with roasted peppers, garnished with fennel and caramelized onions, and served on Paesano's brilliantly crusty Italian bread. Flavorful and filling without dropping a grease bomb, this is a Philly sandwich at the top of its game.


153 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia PA 19123 (map); 267-886-9556 1017 S 9th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 (map); 267-909-9847