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:
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.