I’m sending a thank you out to Ranger Rick and Bob P who regularly posted about Mona Lisa Salumeria in Eastchester on the chowhound NYS board. I had not been there before. For those who are unaware there had been a fire and the business had been closed for just over a year…Ranger Rick and Bob P would post progress updates When one is as loyal and enthusiastic as those two were I assumed there most likely was a pretty good reason for it…they very recently reopened
At 2:30 there was a steady stream of customers and a line had formed…In spite of how busy it was the two men behind the counter could not have been calmer or nicer. Today I took home a combo as a baseline test…I had ordered that amazing looking mackerel in the case and a few other items, but realized pretty quickly that they are cash only until the credit card machines are up… with limited cash and the hero already in the works that is what I left with… very glad I did too, it was delicious. I usually am a pain in the ass and customize the hell out of a combo, I did mention that I don’t like cappy, they responded that they don’t use it then asked to if I was okay with prosciutto because that is standard on the combo … I decided to let them do their thing. I’m glad I did, I got a perfectly balanced and really delicious Italian combo, that was made with amongst other things quality meats, imported provolone and excellent roasted peppers. Pictured in the case are anchovies, mackerel and white anchovies … combo speaks for itself
Added bonus the price of this foot long beauty that was so enormous it was packed in a bread loaf bag…$8.95…seriously!!!
Not pictured but worth mention was a gorgeous house made roast beef in one of the cases…next time