Our most recent visit to Toffino's (see map) was enjoyable, as usual. My husband, daughter, a family friend, and I had lunch there on a fairly quiet Thursday. As it happened, all four of us wanted the same kind of sandwich, the hot Chicken Philly on a hoagie roll ($6.39). The sandwich consists of shredded chicken, onions, mushrooms, mild banana peppers, and cheese. (And we love Toffino's Italian Dressing on the side.)
You can choose the “comes with it” — potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, or potato chips. This time Henry got the macaroni salad, and Sarah and I the potato salad. We three agreed that the potato salad was better — especially good on this visit, in fact. A nice big dill pickle strip comes with the sandwich, too.
We thought that the Chicken Philly sandwich was marvelous! It's hard to try other things on the menu when you know how much you like a certain item. Maybe if one ate there quite frequently, one would try their popular pizza, other types of sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
Toffino's also serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. — omelets, breakfast sandwiches, etc.; and they are well-known for their pastries. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
One caveat: A reader of my restaurant write-ups wrote me to complain about the unsanitary conditions at Toffino's. She said that the food preparers do not wear plastic gloves, and that the same person who handles money handles food. Our table on this visit was not located where we could watch the food preparation, though both our daughter and husband did catch a glimpse of an at-work sandwich-maker's ungloved hands. On a later visit, gloves seemed to be conscientiously worn by all.
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