Lunch Plans: Fino’s From the Hill

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 14th 2012 165 3

Good news: I've found another restaurant that disproves the project management triangle. Fino's from the Hill is that rare combination of good, fast and cheap.

Fino's has a corner storefont on the first floor of the Gilmore Apartments. It's nothing fancy, just a casual, worn-in dining room with a ton of tables, a few grocery items and a deli case full of meat, cheese and canoli and slices of cake.

I'm a big fan of their sandwiches. A half sandwich is more than big enough for a meal (and comes sliced in half – I'd hate to see what a whole one looks like). They've got a ton of sandwich options, including a changing roster of daily specials, but I like to keep it simple.

Behold the Fino, the deli's namesake sandwich:

The Fino, Memphis, Tenn.

It's a stack of sliced salami topped with provolone cheese and black olive dressing that I usually substitue for marinated tomatoes and onions on a fresh, crusty log of bread. And the best part: a half Fino is less than $5.

If you're taking the sandwich with you, be sure to grab some napkins – between the crusty bread and the dressing, they can get a little messy.

Fino's does dine in and take-out service, as well as catering. You can also order their sliced meats and cheeses by the pound.

Go there:

Fino's from the Hill

1859 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-3466




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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Erik says:

    "from the hill" they say?  As of in the St Louis neighborhood?  I suppose the more apt question is whether or not their pizza's contain provel cheese?

  2. Logan says:

    I eat there once a week. I always get the special sandwich. Great staff working there too

  3. J and A says:

    Best. Vegetarian. Sub. EVER!

  4. tony bologna says:

    Looks like 99% bread

  5. Deby says:

    Yes, Erik. As in the St. Louis neighborhood – and YES, they have Provel!!!

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