Muffalettas at Murphy’s Deli compare pretty nicely to the genuine article–the ones from Central Grocery in New Orleans, reports KathySK. The bread is replete with toasted sesame seeds; meat and cheese fillings are generous and tasty. If you ask, you can get your fillings toasted for a hot muffaletta. Coarse chopped olive tapenade is a good mix of olives and roasted peppers. dkgoody, though, has a dissenting opinion: he thinks the sandwich tastes too much of olives, and only so-so olives at that.
The bread’s a little on the dry side, but if you leave the sandwich sitting around for a while, the tapenade will soak in and then everything’s groovy.
It’s $6 for a half muffaletta and $10 for a whole one. A half muffaletta is a very filling lunch for one.
Murphy’s Deli [SOMA]
560 Mission St., San Francisco
Board Links: Murphy’s Deli–Home of the Muffaletta