Pomodoro

Pomodoro

PomodoroThis place is pretty basic. You have your soups, sandwiches and a few salads. Along with this normal lunchtime fun is a menu of Italian items, including pastas and whatnot. I’m a big fan of the grilled chicken with avocado sandwich on a baguette. It’s a really simple thing that for some reason is super-tasty and hearty for what it is. It’s honestly big enough that if you’re not a giant pig like me, you could make two meals out of it. At $6.75 a pop, it’s actually not as pricey as some other chow in the neighborhood, and does satisfy my two tenets of good grubbing: proximity and freshness. I’ve eaten in the tiny space before, which can be somewhat harrowing in the winter, as customers and the bitter wind come through the swinging door to give you a nice icy blast in the face. The chicken breast salad is also extremely simple (there’s like some lettuce and some chicken breast), and is what I reach for when I don’t want to feel like a post-holiday stuffed sausage. I’ve seen a lot of the people do the half sandwich and soup special, but, as I’ve said like a million times, I don’t really do the soup-as-meal thing. [MF]


518 9th Ave.
212/239-7019
pomodoronyc.com