A Little Bit of Philly in Virginia Gardens: Try the Cheesesteak and Meatball Sub

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Carina Ost
Legit cheesesteak.
Miami Springs is home to some wonders between bread. Take, for example, the "outside is in" burger at JR's Gourmet Burgers or the fried chicken sandwich at Crackers Casual Dining. However, neighboring Virginia Gardens has a contender as strong as Rocky Balboa.

A Little Bit of Philly is home to a cheesesteak that will knock you out. The menu at this joint is small but mighty: pizza, stromboli, calzones, cold subs, hot subs, grinders, and party puffs. Relax, the last two are G-rated, though the language in the joint might require some parental guidance. It's a place to eat subs, drink beer, and bust balls. What else would you expect from a spot that channels the City of Brotherly Love?

See also: Bacon Jam at Crackers Casual Dining in Miami Springs

The owners, Pat and Dave, are cool dudes who have brought a taste of Philly to Miami for the past four years. They definitely have their cast of regulars, which can feel a bit intimidating at first. However, they treat everyone the same and instantly initiate you into the club. You head to the back to order and will receive your food on paper plates with plastic utensils just like everyone else.

On our inaugural visit, we had to try the Philly cheesesteak ($8). It came sprawled across plates, piping hot, on a supersoft roll that had enough structural integrity to hold the sandwich together. The rolls come directly from Amoroso's, the leading roll of Philly since 1904. The thinly sliced steak is placed on the griddle, where it is quickly cooked and cut. It is topped with sliced provolone until the two combine into a beautiful partnership that rests on this pillow-soft bread. For more action, you can get caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms added to the mix.

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Carina Ost
Meatball covered with cheese.
The cheesesteak hit the spot, but we couldn't stop there. The meatball sub ($8) simply couldn't be missed. When the sandwich came out, its tender and moist meatballs were hidden beneath a mountain of mozzarella. The tomato sauce was sweet, and once again the roll sopped it all up while remaining intact.

Location Info

A Little Bit of Philly

3940 Curtiss Pkwy, Virginia Gardens, FL

Category: Restaurant


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26 comments
Ubster H Dez
Ubster H Dez

Jessica Cespedes I was telling u about this place when we were driving up to the Hard Rock last time.

Meli Misley
Meli Misley

My husband keeps telling me about this place and I finally gave in and I wanted to go last week (the day after St. Patrick's Day) and they were closed...

Tiffany Baca
Tiffany Baca

Marlon De Leon Michael Neyra yum! I want.

Eddy Carballo
Eddy Carballo

While I agree that this pic they used for the article doesn't exactly qualify as food porn , they have by far the best Philly Cheesesteak I've had in Dade/ BROWARD area.

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff

RIIIGHT! I'm going to go all the way to Miami Springs for a cheesesteak ! R u nuts ?

George Hoover
George Hoover

EXCUSE ME MR/MS BLOGGER WRITER…they DO NOT use provolone! The rest of your article is spot on regarding A Little Bit of Philly…even as a seasoned New Yorker the talk can be a little bit of south of PC. Their Phillys ARE gr8 tho ain't no doubt about it!

Michael Neyra
Michael Neyra

Marlon De Leon Tiffany Baca I've actually eaten there plenty of times when I worked across the street

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

Michael Neyra Tiffany Baca we should try it this weekend

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

Been there quite a number of times...If you like Eagles & Philly memorabilia...this is the place. BUT, the cheesesteak is awesome...pizza too....good atmosphere...on Curtiss Parkway!

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