Unless you work in or near Waltham you probably never heard of Domenic's. It's a barely noticeable tiny Italian bakery that only opens for lunch Monday through Friday. Their only advertisements are their sandwiches. I could not resist asking someone at work where they got such a great looking sandwich. Next day, I went to Dominic's and tried one of their creations. It was the best sandwich in the world. They only make one type of bread -- ciabatta. The crust is crisp and breaks easily when you take a bite. You don't have to tug and pull at it with your teeth. The flavorful and elastic crumb is full of huge holes. This bread is a notch above every other bread I had in Boston (including Iggy's, Clear Flour, and High Rise). The sandwich fillings are delicious too. Tuna with olive spread, artichoke hearts, and roasted peppers is my favorite. Dominic's also offers hot pasta and gnocchi--all wonderful, but not life changing like their sandwiches. They sell cannoli and cookies for dessert, but I never have any room left. There are no tables at Dominic's, so get your sandwich and head over to Prospect Hill Park for a picnic, or bring it back to the office and be the envy of the lunch table.
December 2005 update:
Domenic's is better than ever, and now open for lunch on Saturday! So if getting to Waltham on a weekday just wasn't working for you, here is your chance to try it.