r You know how sometimes when you go to a sandwich place, you order a sandwich expecting a lot of meat but when it comes out there are only two thin slices of meat on it? You wanted a sandwich with meat, not vegetables with a little bit of meat. Or a huge bun with a little bit of meat. Then you’re just plain disappointed. I am the type of girl who orders double meat on my sandwiches because there never seems to be enough meat on there. That is, until I went to the Italian Place. If I ordered double meat at the Italian Place, it would be impossible to take a bite, and I would need a fork because the meat would be too thick. The Italian Place is the place to go when you want a meaty, delicious sandwich.
Ok, I feel like I need to clear up something really quick. If you read the sign “Italian Place” when cruising, you may think that they serve Italian food like spaghetti, rigatoni or lasagna. Nope. Not that kind of Italian. We are talking steak and cheese sandwiches that will definitely fill you up because they are laden with delicious thin-sliced steak.
They have three sizes: half (5”), full (8”) and MONSTER (12”). Even the smallest could easily fill you up. So let’s go through the options. Steak and Cheese (steak and provolone cheese) is your basic. Lots of juicy, delicious steak combined with some provolone cheese. Served on a nice French bread roll that is hardy enough to hold all the meatiness without being overpowering. One of my pet peeves is when the sandwich is more roll than meat. Next option, steak and everything: take the steak and cheese and add on some mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and fresh tomatoes. They only use the freshest ingredients, so everything is just delicious.
My personal favorite is the Philly and Everything, which is the steak and everything WITH cream cheese instead of the provolone. So you have these thin slices of steak that are coated with creamy cream cheese, and then you add in the sautéed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and those fresh, crisp tomatoes. Then you have the nice crusty bun, and it is just perfection. I just love the creaminess of it all.
If you want to add some more dimensions of flavor to your steak sandwich, they have the Thor sandwich, which adds in some delicious A1 steak sauce for all those A1 fans out there. The Zeus kicks it up a notch with steak, pastrami, banana peppers, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard. They have some other variations like turkey, ham or pastrami sandwiches. They also make salads like the Everything Steak Salad and the Everything Turkey Salad.rThe great thing is that you customize everything. You can even add a fried egg on top if you’d like. One option that has a pretty big fan base is the Jalapeno Ranch if you are a fan of spicy. I’m not normally a fan of spicy food, but it was pretty creamy and delicious.
To go with your sandwich, you can choose a side salad or a variety of chips. They also have some pretty amazing garlic cheese bread that comes out toasty with melted cheese. For dessert, you can have a rich, chewy brownie with chocolate chips or chocolate chip cookies.
So if you find yourself craving an extraordinary steak and cheese sandwich, head on over to The Italian Place. It’s located at 749 N. Main in Spanish Fork. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The owners are Paul and Cathy Brown. The general manager in Spanish Fork is Shawn Stoneman. He’s a pretty great guy and will make sure that you are taken care of. The Italian Place has been around since 1972 and they also have locations in Provo and Lindon as well as a food truck and catering.