We are sandwich people. I'm not a big fan of franchised footlongs with pink tomatoes, and we've tried a few local joints but they've all been hit and miss, minus the hit. So I finally got smart and googled "best sandwich richmond" and Coppola's Deli popped up with rave reviews. Having walked by the no-frills joint with its signature red-stripe awning several times, we decided to check it out.
We shared the Industrial (traditional hero with Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola ham, provolone cheese, onions, sweet peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, oil and vinegar---I don't eat a lot of meat, but watch out when I do), and sat outside to enjoy the sunshine. The sandwich was really good in a let-the-ingredients-speak-for-themselves kind of way, and so was the company. Thanks to all the passers-by and the generously-sized pickle wedge for keeping Oscar entertained.
2900 West Cary Street