I was out to dinner with friends the other night when someone mentioned this tiny, hole in the wall sub shop in Coral Gables. According to my friend, it was supposedly amazing. I took a mental note of it and added the info to my little mental address book. A couple days after that, I was in Coral Gables and I was hungry (as I usually am) so I decided to do some Foursquare stalking. I figured out exactly what sub shop my friend was talking about and it was Gusto Fino Italian Deli.
Since my discovery, I 've hit up this restaurant about 4 or 5 times. It's open from 11am to 6pm and it is pretty fucking amazing. Seriously though, the subs are better than Publix. If you know me, that says a lot. This place is literally a hole-in-the-wall. It's right on Le Jeune Rd and if you're going anywhere over 15 mph, you'll miss it. The restaurant is tiny and it'll fit about 15-20 people, so most of their traffic usually comes from takeout deliveries.
On my first visit, I got a take-out order of their Mario's Ultimate sub. Not only was it huge, it was delicious #ThatsWhatSheSaid. The sub comes with parma prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, pesto sauce, tomatoes, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The ingredients were really fresh and everything was just delicious. The best part is, these folks aren't skimpy on the ingredients. There's a ton of prosciutto and fresh mozzarella stuffed into this thing. The giant slab of cheese right in the middle was the perfect sponge for the pesto, tomato, balsamic and olive oil. This thing could've easily fed two people.
After my first sub, I was hooked. I soon came back and decided to get a Caprese salad. That same fresh mozzarella from my original visit with some fresh tomato, pesto, balsamic and salad greens. This was the most delicious (and fattening) salad I've had in a long while. They also serve the salad with a couple pieces of garlic bread to slop up any left over balsamic/pesto juice.
Gusto Fino Italian Deli
2103 S LeJeune Rd
Miami, FL 33134