I've always been in love with Bob's Italian Foods in South Medford. It feels like one of those little markets you might find on a movie set for a flick that takes place in Brooklyn from long ago, where everyone knows everyone else and nearly every kind of Italian food item can be found on their shelves and behind the counters.\r
The pastas are outstanding at Bob's (the tortellinis may be my favorite of them all) and the sandwiches are better than any you'll find in your everyday generic sub shop. And the best time to go to Bob's? Right around Christmas, especially when it's snowing out. The feel of walking into the warm, well-lit store on a cold, crisp day to get some ziti, olives, pesto, or cheese is something you won't soon forget.
Pros: excellent pasta, great sandwiches
Cons: some items can be a little expensive