September 8, 2006
I am happy to say that when I visited the Monterey Peninsula last December with my family, I found Compagno's still there and still serving their phenomenal food! The atmosphere is that of a friendly neighborhood shop - the owners are friendly and they obviously still cater to the DLI crowd. It does get a little crowded around lunchtime, but to me, that's just a sign of great food! My husband and I decided to split a roast beef sub and some broccoli salad. There is also a great selection of drinks, some definitely quirkier than others. We got this whole meal for around $12. The sandwich was as good as I remembered - served on a large squarish roll with fresh meat and plenty of onions, just the way I like it!
Compagno's is a great choice for tourists planning a picnic, a walk on the beach, or maybe a drive down to Big Sur. It is off the beaten path, on the top of a hill up from Fisherman's Wharf, about a block away from the Presidio. It is totally worth finding, though!
From journal The Monterey Peninsula