Calabria Italian Kitchen, the joint that closed its doors on Roosevelt and was replaced by Lola Coffee, has been resurrected in another CenPho location -- the former Cafe LaBella spot at 7th Street and Virginia -- and I'm happy to report that the sandwiches are just as good as ever, still tucked into those soft, dense Italian rolls that I can devour in an shockingly short amount of time. Yes, I can eat a whole sub here, shamelessly.
The place isn't a deli anymore, but it serves deli-style eats in a cafe atmosphere. A friend and I split a Calabrese (chicken cutlet with prosciutto and roasted red peppers) and a Panino (prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and roasted red peppers), and I needed an extra afternoon Diet Coke to keep myself awake in the aftermath of that splurge.
Calabria ought to be busier than it was when I stopped by yesterday. Perhaps people don't know that there's a parking lot out back? I sure didn't.
The ever-satisfying Panino.