La Mia Focaccia
6330 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-772-9499; LaMiaFocaccia.com
The backbone of any great sandwich is the bread, and you cannot do better than the round, pillowy, fresh-baked focaccia at this marvelous lunch spot run by Chiara Troccia. The restaurant’s quality remained high after moving a few years ago to bigger digs across the street from its original location. Diners can’t go wrong with any sandwich (including prosciutto, salami or vegetarian options such as mozzarella with eggplant or tomato) on any focaccia (plain, garlic with rosemary, tomato with basil, artichoke with olive).
Readers’ choice: LaSpada’s Original Hoagies, multiple locations
Readers’ choice runner-up: Publix, multiple locations