Since it opened in 1981, Sandwich Shoppe has been a local favorite for a wide variety of fresh sandwiches, salads, burgers, and other breakfast and lunch classics. This amazing family-run shop features an extensive menu that takes a while to read but is well worth it. All of the food is made with high-quality ingredients and prepared with care. The shop’s specialty sandwiches are delicious. Many are quite large, with everything very well priced. Favorites include the turkey club, the Italian Stallion, the grilled turkey and dill and burgers made with homemade rolls. Other good picks include Dan’s chicken salad sub, Pauley’s Island Special, the steak and cheese hot sub, and the Christini, a French toast sandwich stuffed with smoked ham and cheese plus a side of maple syrup. In addition, they are willing to accommodate any special requests guests may have. The owners are noticeably very proud of their business, and justifiably so. Many of their patrons love coming back to the restaurant again and again just for the experience. Making every guest truly feel like a valued customer, the staff is always fun, efficient, and very friendly. They even recognize people after just one visit. This is a great place for families with kids, groups of friends, and folks looking for satisfying, quality food that isn’t expensive. It’s not hard to see why many consider Sandwich Shoppe to be the best choice for lunch in the city.
52 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT, USA, +1 802 773 2580
Known as the best New York-style pizza shop in town, Ramunto’s Sicilian Pizza differentiates itself from other pizzerias by starting with making its own dough from scratch every day. The pizzeria’s sauce is made from the finest vine-ripened tomatoes. The cheese is the best quality 100 percent whole milk mozzarella. Every pizza is hand-tossed and baked in the state-of-the-art Roto-Flex Vermont soapstone oven. The pizzas are loaded with your choice of large generous toppings. They are available by the slice or as the whole pie. It might take more time than a typical pizza chain might, but the quality is worth the wait. The classic cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza are favorites, as are the buffalo chicken, meat lovers, and Hawaiian pizzas. Patrons are also huge fans of the delectable soft and chewy garlic knots and the wonderfully sweet cinnamon knots. So naturally, the famous garlic knot pizza is a real showstopper. At Ramunto’s, guests can watch as the pizzas are being tossed and built in the front window. They will feel like they are in a real New York pizza shop, but with the charm and friendliness that Vermont is known for. The staff are always nice, helpful, and eager to make recommendations. The great cozy dining area has helped make the pizzeria a favorite hangout among local families and friends.
102 Strongs Ave, Rutland, VT, USA, +1 802 747 9980