Who knew a restaurant with that name could keep two vegetarians so happy and full on each return visit?
The sandwich above is their new vegetarian sandwich, the Vegetarian Meatball Sub ($10) - owner Rick Gencarelli's current favorite, despite all the other meat-laden sandwiches that grace the menu. Homemade mushroom-lentil meatballs are smothered in flavorful marinara sauce, topped with a generous amount of melted mozzarella and fresh basil, all sandwiched between giant pieces of toasted garlic bread. The sandwich is served with a hot cup of extra marinara for dipping (and an array of hot sauces for us spice fiends).
The sandwich may look large, but don't be fooled: Z and I have each downed a whole one on multiple occasions.
In addition to the sandwiches, each location of Lardo also has fantastic beer on tap. If you hurry to the Southwest spot, you may still be able to snag Block 15's Sticky Hands (a current IPA favorite) and/or Figgy Pudding on tap!
If you're in Portland for a holiday vacation - or, uh, you live here - definitely head to one of Lardo's locations for a giant sandwich (and a side of Fried Brussels Sprouts, $4), good beer, and a super friendly staff.