Having just returned from a vacation in New Orleans, I wanted to serve some friends a sandwich called a "muffaletta" - originated and very popular in New Orleans. A proper muffaletta is served on a particular type of italian bread - a 10 inch round, flat loaf with sesame seeds. I contacted Virgilio's by phone and spoke with Joe, who, I believe is the owner of Vigilio's. Joe was familiar with the sandwich, but did not have much call for a muffaletta loaf, and therefore, did not typically make this type of bread. He then - unsolicited - suggested that he would be happy to make a few loaves specifically for me. I was floored, not used to receiving this type of individualized attention and service. Sure enough, I picked up the loaves the next day, and they were exactly as I described on the phone. And - the bread was delicious and made an outstanding muffaletta sandwich.
From reading other reviews, I understand that Virgilio's is well-known for their terrific sandwiches, all made with their fresh-baked italian breads. Next time I am in the area, I will definitely stop in to sample one of their famous St. Joseph sandwiches. I am certain that the service and quality will be the same that I experienced, andI know that I will not be disappointed. The italian pastries and desserts looked pretty wonderful also.