pasadena has many hidden secrets, of that i am sure. what is exciting is discovering them. whether it be word of mouth or internet searches or simply spending the time trudging through some pretty awful experiences in order to find the rare gems - pasadena has the rare gems waiting to be discovered, you just have to go out and find them.
roma italian deli. go there. ask for the sandwich. the man will hook you up. in a way, i feel like a dumb ass since he has been around for 57 (!!) years and i only discovered him this weekend. six years of living in pasadena i could have been eating these glorious sandwiches. so much time and so many taste buds wasted. but i know he is there now. and so do you. if you don't believe me - read all the other yelp reviews.