The Best Italian Deli in Sarasota County – Piccolo Italian Market & Deli
New Yorker’s know delis! They really know Italian delis. So many to choose from up there. Well, there is a fabulous Italian deli in Sarasota, Piccolo Italian Market & Deli.
I have been going to Piccolo for well over 10 years! New owner Sherry, who took over in October 2018, has done some great stuff in the store. Every meal is made from scratch from their homemade Mozzarella to fabulous sandwiches and hot dishes. Sherry mentioned that her “grandmother would use the same ingredients!”
One of the new features at Piccolo is “Grab n Go.” Many of us don’t have the time to make a home cooked lunch or dinner. Now, instead of waiting in line at the store, you can go to their new section and have ready to heat meals such as Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Manicotti, Stuffed Shells, Lasagna and more. Sherry explained that they come out better when they are heated in the oven, but they are also available in a microwave container. It’s all about the ingredients! They use 100% virgin olive oil, no additives and no fillers.
The sandwiches! Oh, they are just so good. Crisp and fresh Italian Bread is what makes them so special. You can order from their sandwich menu or, if you ask nice, they will make one special just for you. And they use Boars Head products in all of their sandwiches. And, you must try their hot out of the oven pizza. Oh, so good!
They now have a nice selection of wine and beer for your convenience to take home. They also have fresh produce when available and of course their own homemade-handmade sausage! And…don’t forget their homemade soups, they are oh so delicious.
Having a party? There is no better place for catering than Piccolo. They will make delicious trays either hot or cold that your guests will love.
The have a great selection of olive oil, dressings, sauces, candies, cookies, snacks, soft drinks, olives, and so many other items that you won’t find in a conventional grocery store.
Special Event! “Piccolo After Dark.” A 5-course prix fixe dinner for up to 25 people at the restaurant. By reservations only. Watch the Piccolo Facebook page for more information. $35.00 per person + tax & gratuity.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to check out the best Italian deli in town. Convenient, Affordable & Delicious! It’s where the locals & snowbirds go for the real deal in Italian delis! Ask for Sherry and tell her you saw the story on The Suncoast Post..
Piccolo Italian Market & Deli
6518 Gateway Ave., Sarasota. (941) 923-2202
Open Tuesday-Friday, 10-7, Saturday from 10-4.
Photos from Piccolo FB and The Suncoast Post. Video from Piccolo Italian Market & Deli