By Emily Privrat
During one of Oklahoma’s largest blizzards, my parents walked my siblings and me to Subway on a nearby corner. My parents took four children under the age of 10 out in snowdrifts taller than nine-year-old me and in temperatures I never felt so low before. It was all for a sandwich.
That’s my earliest memory of eating fast food sandwiches. Since then I’ve frequented Subway, Jimmy John’s and Jersey Mike’s Subs; however, in Italy, fast-food sandwich chains are hard to come by. You have to find local businesses that specialize in sandwich making.
Finding a sandwich place in Italy that satisfied my tastebuds was easier than walking to Subway in a snowstorm. Just down Via Cavour stands Dal Moro, a family-owned and operated business with some of the best sandwiches in all of Arezzo. It’s difficult to precisely pinpoint what makes it so great. Is it the fresh ingredients? The friendly service? Or is it just the fact that I’m in Italy?
The fresh ingredients play an integral part in Dal Moro’s success. Without their standards of freshness, I’m sure the bread would be hard, dry and stale, the veggies would be mushy and I would be advising you to never set foot in the establishment. Taking your first bite of a Dal Moro sandwich is like watching the sunset at a beach, waking up from a refreshing nap or completing a 2000 piece puzzle. Everything about it feels right and enjoyable.
From their OU Creations menu, I’ve tried the “Alex.” It’s the perfect combination of Tuscan salami, pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Unless you’re allergic to nuts, their pesto is a must-have. It tastes pleasantly herby, bright, creamy and pairs well with dry Tuscan bread. In case you didn’t know, Tuscan bread doesn’t contain any salt, so something flavorful like pesto is best served with it.
The other sandwich I’ve enjoyed is the “Chanel No. 5.” Before taking a bite, I had no idea what was going to be in it. I heard from word of mouth that it was one of the best sandwiches they had to offer. I’m glad I listened; the “Chanel No.5” was a beautiful combination of tuscan ham, creamy cheese, truffle sauce, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella. I had never had truffle sauce before, but now I can’t get enough!
If you find yourself not knowing where to start and overwhelmed by the number of choices, just ask one of the folks behind the counter. They are your best resource. Don’t be afraid if the owner's son offers to make you a sandwich of his choice, he is great at pairing flavors together you are guaranteed to love.
Dal Moro, in my opinion, is the best sandwich shop in all of Arezzo. If I could, I would have a sandwich everyday for lunch. Rain, shine or blizzard, you won’t want to miss out on this local Arezzo delight.
Editors: Grace Tipps, Aly O'Shea, Taylor Glissman
Photographer: Kaki Glieber