All’Antico Vinaio is an Italian sandwich shop, originally from Florence, but now with branches in New York City. The sandwiches at All’Antico Vinaio are of the schiacciata-type, which is a Tuscan flatbread often filled with deli meats, cheeses, and other fillings. It’s a little similar to focaccia but usually thinner and crispier.
The sandwich chain’s rise to fame has been driven by a strong social media presence, but after trying their sandwiches, I can assure you this isn’t just another Tik-Tok-trap. The sandwiches are delicious and definitely worth the hype.
I had La Schiacciata Del Boss with prosciutto, pecorino and truffle cream, and it was delicious. Truffle cream can be a bit of a hit or a miss depending on the context, as there’s always a risk that the truffle flavor is too overpowering. Though for this particular sandwich, the truffle complemented, rather than overshadowed, the saltiness of the prosciutto and the distinct character of the pecorino. It was a hit!
Except for the vegetarian ones, the sandwiches at All’Antico Vinaio are all in the $17-20 bracket, placing them among the most expensive sandwiches in New York City, but before you scream and run away, please note that the sandwiches at All’Antico Vinaio are huge, filling, and made with high quality ingredients. I could only finish half of my La Schiacciata Del Boss when I was at the sandwich shop, so I brought the other half back home and had it for dinner.