Fans Munch on Memories
Yes, Amaghetti’s is back on the Hill. Like Elwood Blues, the owner, Anthony Favazza, has “put the band back together again.” The new version of the sandwich shop is hoppin’ with its many happy fans.
Cyndy and I arrived midday when the line stretched nearly to the door. The number of customers ebbed and flowed during the lunch hour; we just happened to get there when there was a dozen people in the que.
“The Joy of Piggin’ Out”
The vintage look is enhanced by the large sign on one wall noting the origins of the Italian bakery. (See opening photo.) It was the wife of the original owner, Marge Amaghetti, who brought the business to life with her classy sandwich served on homemade bread.
Today Amaghetti’s has a sister site in Rock Hill. A sweet touch was added to The Hill location by the addition of Hank’s Bakery. The beloved bakery has its own entrance at the side of the building and a swoon-worthy collection of their celebrated cheesecakes.
A Menu to Drool Over
The menu is stocked with all the old-time favorites, including pastas, soups, salads, sides, and appetizers. The shop also offers children’s meals, DIY sandwich construction, and a half and half lunch combo.
Cyndy ordered the Marge Armaghetti original with salami, ham, and roast beef with the usual vegetable fillings and Special Sauce. I chose the half and half—vegetarian sandwich with the small side salad. (Though I did borrow a slice of salami from Cyndy to get a hint of Marge’s original.)
Check It Out!
Reading the menu, there’s a feeling that you’d like to try it all. Since that’s impossible during one lunch stop, the need for further trips is imperative. Put this one on your dance card.
Amighetti’s on the Hill: 5390 Southwest Avenue at the intersection of Southwest and Macklind Open: Every day 9a-4p. Rock Hill location: 9631 Manchester Rd. Open 9a-8p and 4am for delivery, pickup, and patio dining. City Park Soccer Stadium: 2100 Market St. Open during stadium events.