Get ready to turn your mealtime into a flavor fiesta with our guide on pairing Italian sandwiches & sides! You can create combos from this piece that will satisfy your taste buds. It’s not just about eating; it’s a tasty adventure where we mix, match, and celebrate the awesomeness of Italian flavors. 

The following side dishes are best paired with Italian sandwiches. These dishes will help you achieve a perfectly flavored and aesthetically pleasing meal.

French Fries

Ensure the fries are perfectly crispy to enhance the pairing of French fries with Italian sandwiches. Season them with a blend of garlic powder, grated Parmesan, and parsley for an Italian flair. Serve alongside the sandwich, offering a dipping sauce like marinara or garlic aioli for a delightful combination of flavors.

Grilled Vegetables

To create a delicious side of grilled vegetables for Italian sandwiches, start by slicing zucchini, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Toss them in olive oil, minced garlic, and Italian herbs like oregano and basil. Grill until they develop a char and are tender. The smoky flavor complements the sandwich while adding a burst of freshness. 


To serve coleslaw as a complementary side dish to Italian sandwiches, consider a recipe with a zesty twist. Use a mix of shredded cabbage and carrots for crunch. You can then dress it in tangy Italian vinaigrette with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and Italian herbs. The acidity and herbaceous flavors will complement the richness of Italian sandwiches, creating a well-balanced pairing.

Stuffed Mushrooms

To serve stuffed mushrooms as a delightful side dish with Italian sandwiches, prepare a filling using a mix of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, herbs, and olive oil. Remove mushroom stems, stuff with the mixture, and bake until golden. The earthy flavors complement Italian sandwiches, adding a savory touch. For an authentic touch, consider incorporating Italian herbs like basil or oregano into the stuffing. 

Onion Rings

To enhance your Italian sandwiches, serve crispy onion rings on the side. The savory crunch complements the sandwich’s textures, while the subtle sweetness of the onions complements the robust flavors in Italian cuisine. Ensure the rings are well-seasoned, and pair them with a zesty marinara or aioli for a delightful taste contrast.

Grilled Asparagus

Grilling asparagus is simple and complements Italian sandwiches well. Toss asparagus spears in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill for 5-7 minutes until tender, with a slight char. The smoky flavor enhances the sandwich experience, balancing the richness of Italian ingredients.

Cauliflower Pizza Bowl

To make a cauliflower pizza bowl as a delicious side dish for Italian sandwiches, start by finely chopping cauliflower into rice-sized pieces. Then, sauté the cauliflower in olive oil until tender. Mix in Italian seasonings like oregano, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper for flavor. You can also top with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and your favorite pizza toppings. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve alongside Italian sandwiches for a low-carb, flavorful complement to your meal.

Exceptional Ingredients and Authentic Flavors by Bricco Salumeria

Bricco Salumeria distinguishes itself through its commitment to using exceptional ingredients and delivering authentic flavors. Each component, from the freshly baked bread to the high-quality cured meats, is carefully selected to ensure a genuine Italian culinary experience. This dedication to authenticity sets Bricco Salumeria apart, providing customers with sandwiches that capture the essence of traditional Italian flavors – visit us in the North End today to try them for yourself!