Highlights: Meats, Cheeses, Bread. Experience.
Lowlights: Truck Design.
I’m a sucker for a good sandwich. In my opinion, it’s one of the best things you can eat for lunch. There’s nothing like the crunch of a good piece of bread to accompany any assortment of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces you can find in between. It covers all the important cornerstones of lunch in one delicious medium.
I’m also a sucker for a good Italian deli. Watching the workers prepare a home-cooked delicacy while you wait is an tradition that is somewhat lost on our generation. In a time where everything is go-go-go its nice to see people that take their time and effort preparing your food. I’m very pleased to say this was much the case with Diso’s.
My trip to Diso’s had the nostalgic feel of patronizing any great local Italian deli. I was lucky enough to arrive when the staff was just starting to set up shop. The service window opened to reveal a man slicing pieces of fresh mozzarella for the sandwiches. He warmly invited patrons to come in and try a piece as he handed out chunks of the fresh warm cheese. This was an awesome gesture, and was not lost on me. Like I’ve said before regarding service, it’s the little things that make a big difference. The truck, although easy to spot with it’s large red footprint, was probably my least favorite thing about the whole experience. There’s no real logo or anything to differentiate it from a WB Mason delivery truck at a quick glance.
I opted for the biggest sandwich option, which was served to me on about a 10 inch piece of Italian bread. While it wasn’t tipping any scales, the quantity was nothing to scoff at. It also wasn’t loaded with meat I was still satisfied with the portion. Presentation was good too. The sandwich was nicely put together and remained a neat meal throughout.
Another great thing about Diso’s was the vast list of sandwich options given to you. A seemingly endless list of meat and cheese combinations are broken down into three price points: Hero (my choice), half, or foccacia half. At eight bucks, the half sandwich is pushing the border of being too expensive for about 5 inches worth of food. I think the clear move is the hero, which could [mostly] last for two meals. Still just a little more than I wanted to pay though.
Needless to say at this point I was very excited for this sandwich [aptly named the 'Joey Shakes'] to finally reach my taste buds. As I unwrapped it, my mouth watered in eager anticipation. Then I took the first bite, and it was everything I thought it would be. The bread had that perfect crunch of a fresh Italian bread. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, finished with a light dusting of flour on top. The meats were beautifully carved paper-thin and came together to form a salty goodness not commonly achieved by other cold cuts. You could tell the ingredients were extremely fresh and obtained that morning, or produced a few hours ago in-truck. The three different cheeses played nicely off the salty flavors of the meat, with the ricotta spread coming through prominently to add a creamy level to the dish. The balsamic and EVOO lent an understated softness to the inside of the bread.Finally, the spicy Italian peppers added the perfect amount of heat without being overwhelming.
After making quick work of the delicious concoction I sat back satisfied and reflected happily. It’s food like this that drew me into the food truck scene in the first place. It’s sandwiches like this that made me start this site . Diso’s deserves your business, I highly recommend stopping there the next time the truck is in your area!