Best Sandwich in Alghero
If you find yourself in Alghero, Sardegna – you have to go to the Bar Focacceria Milese and get their specialty sandwich, Focaccia Milese.
Outdoor Seating or Eat at the beach
The location is central, right across from the Alghero port and the entrance of the historical center on Via Garibaldi, 11. They offer outdoor seating where you can people watch and breathe in the fresh air – arrive early to beat the lunchtime crowds. Or better yet, take it to go and eat these beauties at the beach.
La Focaccia Milese
So what is in this amazing Focaccia del Milese? Here is what the menu says: pomodoro, tonno, uova sode, rucola, cipolle, acciughe, olio, aceto, sale, pancetta o fontina (tomato, tuna, hardboiled eggs, rocket salad, onions, anchovies, olive oil, vinegar, salt, bacon or fontina cheese). It sounds like a crazy mix of different flavors, but trust me when I say this is one delicious sandwich. The sandwich size is generous and the cost is only €2,50. I can eat three! I know, I am a little Focaccia Milese piggy.
How to Order
First step is to pick what you want and pay for it at the register, then read the number at the bottom of your receipt and listen to see when your order is ready. It helps to know the numbers in Italian since they will be calling out the orders by number…when in doubt, just show your receipt to the person at the register and they will surely help you out. There is always a line, but they are pretty efficient at packing up the sandwiches and getting people out the door. Definitely, expect to wait, plan accordingly.
Watch while you wait
I always go to the front while I wait so that I can watch the staff prepare the sandwiches. It is seriously like seeing an artist at work, large bread halves laid out, layers of various ingredients flicked on, salt and sauce perfectly distributed – a sandwich masterpiece! It always makes me salivate waiting for my number to be called. :) Can you tell that I really like these sandwiches?
Two thumbs up for the Bar Focacceria Milese!
Of course, they have plenty of other sandwiches to choose from but if you’re going to go here, definitely try this one out!