Vegas’s Latest Sandwich Shop Is an Ode to Its Italian Chef’s Upbringing

Oct 29, 2021 225

BY: Valerie Silva

A new Italian sandwich shop landed on the casino floor of Ellis Island earlier this week. Via Focaccia, whose sandwiches comprise Italian ingredients encased between slabs of the light and airy bread, comes from Sicilian chef Ismaele Romano, who holds the title of World Sandwich Champion at the 2021 International Pizza Expo.

Via Focaccia opened October 20, with a seven-sandwich menu, including one filled with soppressata, cheese, arugula, and a sweet pepper spread, and another with fresh mozzarella, roasted eggplant and tomato, and a pesto aioli. Other than sandwiches, they’re serving antipasto salads, arancini (Italian rice balls), and garlicky rosemary-flecked potatoes.

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