Sandwiches were originally invented by the Druids, many of whom were often left hungry after sacrificing all their pizzas, egg rolls, and pot pies to angry deities and gluttonous older brothers. Savor ancient edibles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet pub fare and drinks at Vesuvio on South 8th Street. Home to America's best sandwich as determined by the Today show, Vesuvio boasts menus of hunger-hampering pub fare, tasteful tapas, and gourmet sandwiches and wraps. Featuring two bars, a lower lounge area, a billiards room, and an absence of fire-breathing giraffes, Vesuvio maintains a spacious, inviting atmosphere good for watching a sporting event or grabbing a drink from the beer list. Customers can also stop in for weekend brunch, served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., to bide their time before reuniting with workplace water coolers.
The cheesesteak BLT sandwich at Vesuvio was named the best sandwich in America by the Today show. Though the reviews about the service at Vesuvio are mixed, Citysearchers give the restaurant an average rating of four stars. Yelpers give it a 2.5-star average, and 88% of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant:
- Adding the bacon to the steak was a brilliant move ... there is little doubt that the Vesuvio Cheesesteak BLT is very satisfying and delicious ... and could well change the way we think of the Philly cheesesteak ... or should I say Philly Cheese Filet? – Phil Lempert, Today
- …the food is still good and the prices are right. The bartenders are always super nice and will probably treat you to a drink if you are nice too! – lez, Urbanspoon
Bella Vista/ Southwark
736 S 8th St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147Get Directions