All’Antico Vinaio is on the move. The famous Florentine sandwich, a tourist magnet in Italy and apparently in Manhattan, where it landed in massive lines last year, is expanding with a second location at 225 Sullivan Street near West Third Street in Greenwich Village. The new outpost opens on Tuesday, October 4, according to its website.
The restaurant known for its square and stuffed sandwich teased the expansion in an Instagram post on Monday afternoon, with commenters from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and other US cities pleading for their own locations. The New York outposts are the brand’s only physical stores outside of Italy.
No menu has been posted online, but a list of sandwiches visible in the background of the Instagram post appears to match the Midtown outpost. On a first visit to this spot, Eater critic Robert Sietsema praised L’Inferno, a flatbread sandwich with porchetta, ‘nduja and arugula. “It was beautiful, and so big that once I went out to eat on the sidewalk, I could only finish half,” he wrote at the time.
All’Antico Vinaio did not return a request for comment. Calls to the store’s Midtown and Greenwich Village stores went unanswered Tuesday morning.
The Greenwich Village site is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.