We have known Luca Brasi’s in Hoboken for many years but only ordered there and never went to their restaurant, until our lunch on July 4th. We wanted to try a new location on Washington street that serves sandwiches but it was closed for the holiday. So we looked around and as we wanted sandwiches, we ended up at Luca Brasi’s. This small Italian place takes its name from the fictional character of The Godfather. So, no wonder why they decorated the place with black and white photos of gangsters, fictional or not and, funny enough, they have a Luca Brasi sandwich made with tuna, a nod to the movie where the enforcer is killed and thrown into a body of water, “sleeping with the fishes”.
The place is not that big, but has several seats so it is not just a takeout place. The sandwiches are made a la minutes, but know that you can also get pasta dishes (their meatballs look fantastic by the way). Jodi settled for a whole wheat bagel with muenster cheese, lettuce and tomato.
On my side, I ordered the Fuggeda’boudit sandwich, composed of ham, salami, capicola, house made mozzarella and roasted peppers. It was a quite big sandwich and they put lots of meat in it.
Very good, it was not the best Italian sub I had, M&P Biancamano being much better, including the house made mozzarella, but still. And for the price, you cannot beat it: $23 total before tip with two drinks.
So, Luca Brasi’s is a good spot to know for some delicious cheap eats. I would definitely go back, probably to try their meatball or eggplant Parmesan sandwich...
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Luca Brasi’s - 100 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030