If patience is a virtue, this panini place is the most virtuous fucking thing in this city.
It’s Antico Noè, a Florence, Italy, sandwich spot that’s decided to settle its second-ever location in
Midtown East, after 71 years. It’s open now.
To elaborate a little bit, in 1945 the Florence spot opened. Then many things happened: Elvis. The
Simpsons. Gorbachev. Inadequate Facebook emojis. Then this.
Off the top of our heads, lunch comes to mind as the time you’ll most desire what they’ve got to offer.
Ten different panini (see the menu), including the #23, which is spicy salami, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, brie and
pesto, and the #13, marinated eggplant, roasted onions, artichokes, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, olive
spread and pesto (both
you can, and want to, see here).
The meats and cheeses are direct from Italy, because America just isn’t as good at meats and cheeses for
panini. But the produce is from local spots, because that’s what America demands.