Chinatown/Little Italy Deli Dearth Comes to an End

The wondrous Italian Combo No. 3.
The wondrous Italian Combo No. 3.haha Photo: Daniel Maurer’s original review of Dom’s at 202 Lafayette Street states: “This beloved Italian grocery is what you might have expected from Soho before the rents went up.” Not only are the rents up, but there’s a whole new building going up on the site of the former sandwich temple. Dom’s vacated the place back in June and is planning to re-open at 199 Grand Street by Thanksgiving. In the meantime, find Dom’s signature made-to-order Italian sandwiches, salads, and soups at 181 Grand Street, where a smaller takeout outpost, Da Domenico’s, is making its own focaccia and roast beef. There’s no longer space to prepare homemade salami, but Chinatown/Little Italy dwellers will find that the cheese selections are a significant step up from the tired American/Swiss debate at the nearby luncheonette: Brie! Fontina! Asiago!

Da Domenico’s, 181 Grand St. nr. Baxter; 212-219-9640