Italian Panino (Italian Train Station Sandwich)

  • Serves

    serves 1


Found in train stations all across Italy (hence the name), this simple sandwich of salty speck, crunchy arugula, and creamy fontina is the perfect on-the-go sandwich. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with author Alexander Lobrano's article Classic Combination.


  • 1 6" rectangular piece focaccia or ciabatta
  • 2 thin slices speck
  • 2 thin slices fontina
  • 12 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Split focaccia in half and place speck, fontina, and arugula on bottom half. Drizzle with vinegar and season with salt and pepper, and cover with top half.