Sunday, June 6, 2010
Campo's on Market in Old City made the top of my list for the best cheesesteak I ate in Philadelphia. Granted, I didn't make it to South Philly or Tony Luke's. The Campo family opened a little corner grocery in 1947. The next generation took over in 1975. There is still a mom and pop homey feel.
The steak is chopped, and the sandwiches come with onions and peppers. The bread is from Sarcone's Bakery. It was definitely the best cheesesteak I ate in Philly and the only place I returned to more than once.
Little peppers stuffed with prosciutto and cheese were addictive.
Besides cheesesteaks, they had a stunning menu. Check this one out:
THE STOCKYARD - $8.50
chicken, steak, pepperoni, bacon, fried onions, marscarpone cheese
I took home the Mamma Mia for lunch the next day. God, I wish I had this sandwich right now.
Mamma Mia - $8.00
Prosciutto, sopressata, old-fashioned capocolla, sharp provolone, hot & sweet roasted peppers
This is the best hoagie and cheesesteak place in Philly, and I will stand behind that! Especially if some of those meaty Italian cooks are standing behind me.
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