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Monday, August 29, 2005

Tempo Presto Wows

With a write-up in the New York Times and much excitement on the Chowhound message boards (here and here), I was surprised at how small Tempo Presto, the take out sandwich shop of the mother restaurant Tempo, was. But as the saying goes, good things come in small packages.

Tempo Presto offers a selection of hot and cold sandwiches like the muffeletta with salami, mortadella, tasso, provolone and olive salad on a semolina roll and the mr. crunch with prosciutto cotto, fontina and white truffle bechamel on grilled pullman bread.

Quite simply, the muffeletta is an amazing sandwich. The olive paste soaks the crunchy semolina roll. You won't want to forego even the smallest drop forcing you to find a way to sop up the drips on the paper wrapping. The mortadella, salami, tasso and provolone play off each other nicely.

Also, on offer at Tempo Presto are a selection of gelati and salads.

Tempo Presto is located at 254 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. 718 636 8899


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm salivating, thats my kind of sandwich....reminds me of a deli in Dunellen, NJ.....a hole in the wall corner shop, but, once inside, the smell of salami, onions, cheese and vinegar made your workday a breeze.

8:17 AM

Blogger EFB said...

What's the place in Dunellen called? I actually have family right in the area would love to check it out next time I visit them.

8:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it is long gone, and so, too, is any memory of its name. What lingers is the aroma...

9:55 AM


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