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We can make any event a special occasion with our custom meat trays, hot entrees, salads, cold subs, hot subs, fresh baked breads, desserts, tiramisu, Italian fancy cookies, and sfogliatelle available on request!
Dine in or take out....If you're from the northeast and know Italian food.....we're the place for YOU! Stop by and take a break....you deserve it!
Born in San Lucido, Italy, I came to the states when I was 7 years old with my parents and four siblings. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York my whole life, there was always a place where you could get a good loaf of Italian Bread, some good tasting Mortadella, or just some good old Sopressata and Scamorzza. The smells of the bakery down the street where you could get some great tasting homemade Cannoli and Sfogliatelle or some kind of pastry... were just unbelievable. I remember when my mother would send me to the local market on 18th Avenue to get Imported Parmigiano, and if I came home with anything other than imported, she would have a fit. She would tell me to not let them give you anything but imported.
I stayed in Brooklyn up until the time I married. Then, my wife Josephine and I moved to the Bronx. Even then, we were never too far from an Italian market or deli or pastry shop…. We moved to Florida in 2000, and found it very hard to settle…..there were no good Italian Markets with great stuff that we could find up north. The bread was gummy and, the only deli meats that we could get was at Publix…and over priced for that!! The holidays were not even the same. There was no Chestnuts, Panatone, Pandoro, or anything in the Italian tradition that we were used to. That is when I decided to do something about it. In 2006, I decided to open my own Italian market and deli. I knew the products and I knew something about the food business. I grew up in the food business and my whole family was in the food industry. It was only a matter of time that I would follow in those footsteps.
My wife and I both work at the deli, along with my mother-in-law and two helpers. It has been an amazing experience owning my own Market and Deli, and we have met many wonderful people throughout the years. We cater to most of the Italian / American population in Sarasota, Venice, & Bradenton, since we are the only true Authentic Italians left that own an Italian deli in Sarasota.
At Piccolo’s Italian Market, we carry a full line of Imported Cheeses, Deli Meats, Pasta, Olive Oils, Imported Olives, and Homemade Sausage. We can also custom make Sausage to your taste. We also carry fresh Mozzarella and fresh baked Breads daily. We carry Ciabatta, Semolina, and Sub Rolls, along with all the other Italian Specialties. The Deli is complete with fresh cooked homemade Lasagna and Baked Ziti; we serve hot & cold Sandwiches and Salads. In addition, We have Cannoli made with our own homemade Cannoli Cream, Tiramisu, and Sfogliatelle from Brooklyn, and Espresso, and Cappuccino.
WE ALSO DO CATERING: Deli Platters, Cheese Platters, Cookie Platters, Homemade Specialty Trays, and 3 to 6 Ft. Subs.
Make your next stop Piccolo Italian Market, where the atmosphere is so Italian, you will think you’re still in Italy!
- The boss, Antonio & his lovely wife, Josephine!
We are family owned & operated from New York! We are the only "true" Italian Deli in Sarasota featuring Boar's Head Products.