Botta is a casual walk-up window where you can get some really good Italian sandwiches, lasagna, or square slices of pizza. We like this place mostly for its sandwiches, especially the prosciutto crudo and n’duja panini - which are both wonderfully constructed with great ratios of meat and cheese. The pizza will do the trick too if it’s late and you’re hungry, but it needs a much crispier crust and some better toppings.
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