Without bread, eaters would smoosh slices of provolone cheese between any flat edibles they could find, including leaves of lettuce, fried plantains, or bigger slices of provolone cheese. Nab a ready-made cheese transporter with today’s Groupon to Conte Di Savoia, with locations at 1438 and 2227 West Taylor Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of European deli fare.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of catering or party trays.
Conte Di Savoia has slung European deli fare for more than 50 years, filling bellies with a menu of made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and soups. Bread-embraced creations arrive in 8-inch or 6-inch sizes, brandishing lettuce, tomato, provolone, and mustard optionally applied to resemble Da Vinci’s early condiment sketches. The italian sub ($4.20 for a 6-inch) layers ham, salami, and capicollo, and the veggie sandwich ($4.75 for a 6-inch) marries artichoke and eggplant into a tasty union. Greens-eaters avail themselves of a house salad ($5.10), which overflows with salami and eggplant much like a garden grown by a butcher. Conte Di Savoia boasts outdoor seating during the summer months, so guests can accent their meals with fresh air. Alternatively, party planners order small or large catering trays that serve 8–25 people, with options such as meatballs with sauce ($27.95) or spinach lasagna ($37.95) that leaves guests more nourished than a plant absorbing free-range sunlight.
Conte Di Savoia
Nestled in Little Italy, Conte Di Savoia has dispensed a curated selection of imported Italian foods since 1948. Crisp checkerboard floors lead to wooden racks that proudly cradle vintage Italian wines, and an aisle devoted to olive-oil varietals, fresh pastas, and canned tomatoes inspires last-minute decisions about dinner and sending lippy cans of Chef Boyardee to boarding school. Fresh Italian sausage and house-made mozzarella peers over a cozy deli counter, which slings sandwiches and salads for patrons to consume at a small cluster of tables situated by the shop's front window. Summertime's amiable weather ushers in the arrival of sidewalk tables and seating, freshly potted herbs, and solar-powered cashiers.