Street Eats: “Vinnie The Butcher” from DiSO’S Italian Sandwich Society

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Another new food truck popped up over the past few weeks, and we had a great First Look about 3 weeks ago. We’ve been dying to go back for a return visit, and had a chance last week.

As we mentioned, the sandwiches are all named after gansgsters, and we wanted to try their porchetta, so we ordered “Vinnie The Butcher”. A hero is $10, half is $7 and on focaccia it’s $6.50.

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)

DiSO’S is not the place to go if you’re in a rush. Everything is made to order, and the sandwiches have multiple meats, cheeses and other condiments, especially the combos…but it’s worth the wait.

Vinnie The Butcher has porchetta, provolone, arugula, sweet roasted peppers and a glazed balsamic dressing.

While many of the meats are cut using a deli slicer, Andy cut our porchetta by hand, and it was just as thin as it would have been with a machine.

Andy slicing porchetta
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The porchetta was delicious. It’s a pork roast stuffed with herbs, and wrapped with pancetta, a salt-cured pork type of pork.

While the porchetta was delicious, everything on the sandwich was of the same quality. The provolone was creamy, the roasted peppers were really tasty, and the arugula was actually mizuna, which gave a peppery edge to the greens.

We said it before, and we’re saying it again, the secret weapon in the sandwich was the glazed balsamic dressing. The balsamic vinegar is reduced until it becomes like a glaze. It comes out thicker than balsamic vinegar, and is sweet and sharp at the same time. Excellent!

(credit: NYSF)
(credit: NYSF)

DiSO’s Sandwich Society can be located on twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed. You can also check them out on facebook here or at their website.

We suggest before going to the truck, to read up on their menu here, because it’s long and involved. Nothing worse than standing at a truck with a long menu and trying to figure out what to order.




  1. Have anyone tried the focaccia yet?

    Is a half on focaccia roughly the same size as half of the hero?

  2. The truck was on 47th and Park today. I got there at about 11:50AM. My Accuweather app said the real-feel was 103. Luckily the truck was parked in the shade. There was already a line of six people waiting to order and about another six who already ordered and were waiting. It took about ten minutes to get to the order window. I ordered the Joey Shakes on an Italian hero (what can I say, it looked great it in the previous review!).. It took roughly 25 to 30 minutes until it was ready. During that time, the boys were occasionally giving away samples of the meats, which the folks in the area readily snapped up.

    I thought the sandwich felt a little light, but sometimes weight can be deceiving. The bread was more crusty and stiff than I expected – all I could think was that you better have good teeth for this. But aside from that, it was hands down, the absolute best Italian sandwich I’ve ever eaten – complete deliciousness. The expertly, thinly cut meats were a flavor monster. I’m definitely going back, though I may try a different bread. And speaking of that…

    While I was there, I asked for a look at the focaccia. The whole focaccia is round, it looked about 8″ in diameter. And a focaccia half is half of that. But the DiSO guy assured me that it makes for a filling sandwich. I may try it next time. And there will be a next time.

  3. Agreed. Other than the wait, these were some of the best sandwiches around. LOVE the balsamic glaze!

  4. Yes, between the expertly cut, high quality meats, the hand cut cheeses, the peppers, the arugula and the balsamic glaze, it just worked so well. Only now do I completely understand the allure of the classic Italian deli. All these years, I’ve been doing it wrong!


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