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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/09/2012

National recognition for the Italian Store’s Roma; more of our favorite D.C. area sandwiches


The Italian Store’s Roma often gets top billing, but the muffaletta (pictured) is also among the area’s best sandwiches. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Well lookee here: Food-obsessed Web site Serious Eats profiled the Roma sandwich, a favorite from Arlington institution the Italian Store, as part of its ongoing A Sandwich Today series.

Serious Eats (remember when editor Ed Levine went head-to-head with the Post’s Tim Carman in a NY vs. DC cheap eats smackdown?) offered a good tip on securing a Roma: call ahead to avoid the long lines:

Served on a hard or soft Italian roll with prosciutto, smoked mortadella, genoa salami, and provolone, The Roma will make you groan with longing the next time you're forced to resort to Subway. The excellent cold cuts are tender and rich; the smokiness and spices are a compelling reminder that you're eating at a quality deli.

And while it is nice to see another local sandwich show up in the series (it has previously featured selections from Fast Gourmet, Jetties and Market Lunch, among many others), we would love to see even more of our area’s best get the national spotlight. How about something from Sundevich, Earl’s or Magialardo’s massive “G” Man. Our list of the region’s best sandwich shops is full of suggestions.

Read more from the Going Out Guide:

The Italian Store: Subs worth hunting down

Sundevich: A world of sandwiches

Mangialardo and Sons Italian Deli: Subs the old-school way

Editors’ Picks: Best sandwich shops

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