The cure for boring take-out
by Jessika Bella Mura
When a hospital cafeteria is your closest competition, you don't have to be
this good. For the past two and a half years, Guido's -- in the shadow of St.
Elizabeth's Medical Center -- has been popular with the local stethoscope crowd
and has been doing a lively take-out business in Allston, Brighton, and the
Boston College area.
What makes Guido's more than your average neighborhood deli/pizza joint is an
unusual dedication to ingredients, whether it be the Boar's Head cold cuts or
the focaccia sandwich bread that's made on the premises. That, and some combos
that make the most of said ingredients: the Florentine pizza (grilled chicken,
spinach, and three cheeses, $13.25) and the pungent #2 sandwich, stuffed with
prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, and muenster, then pressed ($6.50). And if
that's too fussy, there's always the retrograde thrill of the Bomb ($6.75 for a
large steak-and-cheese sandwich with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and salami) or
the Artery Clogger pizza (pepperoni, hamburger, sausage, and extra cheese,
$13.25). All this in a small corner spot with a few seats and a
Guido's, located at 256 Washington Street, in Brighton, is open Monday
through Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to
10 p.m. Call (617) 254-8436.
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