One of the most popular items on the menu at Sambetti’s is the restaurant’s sausage sandwich, made with Graziano sausage. It’s not fancy or a twist on a classic. This is the classic, plain and simple. It starts with pure Graziano sausage, with the kitchen adding a few of its own touches. The result is the traditional Graziano flavor with just a hint more sweetness than you normally get from the sausage itself. It’s served on a soft Italian roll, with marinara, mozzarella and some jalapeno peppers.
Sambetti’s has been serving this sandwich up for more than 30 years, and there’s no reason to change what is pitch perfect. It’s big, it’s satisfying and it tastes like a Des Moines tradition.
Find it: Sambetti’s, 1430 Second Ave.