La Bottega Nicastro Fine Food Shop
64 George St.
(613) 789-7575

Rating: *****
Price range: $
Reservations: No
Client negotiations: No
Lunch with co-workers: Yes
Social lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: Yes

Picking the right ingredients that go together is key in any dish, and so true for the simple sandwich. At La Bottega Nicastro, you can choose different breads, such as cirioli, baguette, soft Panini, or my favourite: Focaccia.

Committing to a sandwich decision is difficult with all the filling choices: 10 deli meats, nine toppings and three cheeses. I kept mine simple. Italian ham, Provolone, lettuce, tomato and mayo. It was perfect. Just enough meat to bread ratio.

Although they do have a few tables for dining in and a couple for dining outside their storefront, most people take their sandwiches to go. While meandering to the checkout, it’s difficult to resist grabbing a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and an Italian Baci chocolate with its love note inside: Every great love begins with a kiss.