Lunch Plans: Fino’s From the Hill
Ed. Note: Fino’s From The Hill closed in December 2018, and will reopen on April 2, 2019 under the management of Iris Restaurant Group and Chef Kelly English. Read more. This post originally published August 14, 2012. Updated March 2019.
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 substitute for marinated tomatoes and onions on a fresh, crusty log of bread. And the best part: a half Fino is $6.50.
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.