5 Minute Food Review: Cubano Sandwich at the New Midtown Aldo’s
After what felt like many eons of waiting and hoping, the Aldo’s Pizza midtown location is finally open. I’ve been by a few times already for their delicious pizza and lovely rooftop patio.
I wanted to stop in again for a quick slice last week, but discovered that they’re not doing pizza by the slice just yet. Instead, I got the Cubano panini, and I wasn’t remotely disappointed.
The Cubano ($10) is a take on the Cuban sandwich, and it’s currently only available at the Midtown location.
Aldo’s Cubano has slices of ham, pulled pork from Central BBQ, provolone, dill pickles and “mojo” aioli, all in warm, toasted panini form. You get a choice of chips or apple celery slaw, and I went for the latter.
The Cubano offers something a little different than the usual panini or sandwich. I’d say it’s more for when you want to get a little funky and mix up several flavors and textures: earthy flavor and smokiness from the BBQ, tang from pickles and aioli, gooey melty cheese, crispy bread. I even put some of the tart apple celery slaw on the sandwich because I was feeling adventurous. It was delicious, and a great change-up from my usual Aldo’s pizza order.
Aldo’s Midtown kitchen is open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1o p.m., and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The bar (which only has beer at the moment) is until 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s totally kid and vegetarian friendly, and the first floor is ADA accessible. There’s a nice little rooftop patio.
Now don’t get grumpy, but Aldo’s in Midtown does not currently (as of April 21, 2015) do delivery, just dine-in or carry out. They’re working on the delivery part. Also, if you’re not sure exactly where the new location is, it’s right in between Urban Outfitters and Memphis Made Brewing, just north of the big red I Love Memphis mural.
To read more about Aldo’s, go here.
Aldo’s Pizza Pies Midtown
752 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104