A Sandwich a Day: Mozzarella and Tomato at Campo de' Fiori

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


(Sometimes you're on your way home from rock climbing and you don't expect to have a good sandwich, so you don't have your real camera, you know?) [Bad iPhone photo: Carey Jones]

While I've gone on record as loving the pizza at Park Slope's Campo de Fiori, I'm a fan of their sandwiches, too: squares a little bigger than their square slices, a flatbread very similar to their pizza dough that's filled with simple, tasty toppings. In this sandwich ($6), tomato slices are layered with thickly sliced, sweetly creamy Italian mozzarella, with pesto spread on the bread, the whole thing heated until the cheese softens and stretches just a bit. I think it's freshness of the pesto (not to mention its ample olive oil) that really makes this sandwich. The flatbread itself is good, but nearly soaked through in basil-laced olive oil, it's even better.

Campo de'Fiori

187 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map) 347-763-0933; pizzacampodefiori.com