Apparently Nardelli’s does corned beef for a limited time around St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve been jonesing for some corned beef (odd how hard it is to find here, even though I’m like two hours from NYC; not a single one of the menus I posted above has it!), so I was all over this sandwich. Their implementation leaves something to be desired, I think:
There’s more meat in there than the pic implies – it gets much thicker in the middle – but it’s still a different beast of course from Katz’s or Carnegie. Plus it came with mandatory cheese, and I would have opted to omit that. I had it with Boetje’s mustard from Rock Island, IL, an old favorite of mine.
For comparison here’s their Italian Combo, which they’re supposedly known for:
Again, more meat than you’d think, but this time no cheese if you don’t want it! Had it with some giardiniera I’d saved from a trip to Chicago.