Monday: Roast Beef
A $6.50 four-incher is plenty enough for one person, and you can easily split the $7.75 six-inch large into two halves. It's a great version of the classic Brooklyn roast beef sub with drippy brown gravy, except Biellese doesn't do the super-thick gravy—they pour on something of a pan jus instead, giving it a French dip effect. They'll let you pick any bread or cheese, but go with the purist approach—a sesame seedy French loaf, which has the right thickness to soak up all the meat juices, and the fresh mozzarella (an extra $1.50).
The turkey sandwich special ($6.75) is all turkey, and only turkey. That's not a problem, when the turkey involved is strips of dark and white meat, flecked with bits of carrots and stewed sage leaves. You can get gravy on your sandwich, dark as amber, or watch it get spooned directly from turkey broth bath to cup, for your own greasy-chinned enjoyment.
Wednesday: Corned Beef
Not our favorite of the weekly specials, though it's reasonably tender, and piled high on a mustard-spread roll, a tasty and filling lunch for a six-inch $7.75 large.
Thursday: Roast Pork
While the Monday roast beef was long our favorite Biellese sandwich day, it's the Thursday roast pork that's recently stolen our hearts. Though cut in thick slices, the pork is impossibly tender—not tough in the slightest, unlike, say, Defonte's—and made even better by a drizzle of jus that soaks into the sesame bread. As always, better with their house mozzarella. $7.75 for a six-incher.
Friday: Egg and Potato
There's a Friday pastrami special too, but we much prefer this sandwich, with soft-scrambled eggs, small, tender chunks of potato, and the faint salty tang of cheese in the background. Even better? Just $5.75 for a huge sandwich.