Piccolo Italian Market & Deli is the authentic New York Italian Market and Deli.
How about homemade Italian Sausage & Home Baked Breads? Well, you have come to the right place. Piccolo Italian Market and Deli has been serving the Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice areas since 2006. You can dine in or take out. If you’re from the northeast and you know Italian food…we’re the place for YOU! Stop by and take a break. You deserve it! Piccolo Italian Market & Deli is the only true Italian Market and Deli in the area. Family owned & operated featuring homemade and imported Italian specialties. Let their family serve you.
They can make any event a special occasion with custom meat trays, hot entrees, salads, cold subs, hot subs, fresh baked breads, homemade desserts, homemade tiramisu, Italian fancy cookies, and sfogliatelle available on request!
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, they carry a full line of Imported Cheeses, Deli Meats, Pasta, Olive Oils, Imported Olives, and Homemade Sausage. You can dine-in or take-out.
They 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!
“This is REAL Italian food. Yes, there is a difference between Olive Garden and REAL Italian food. The establishment is cozy, comfortable, and completely decorated in Italian “attire” (even the music is in Italian). The owners are right from Italy which makes the experience even richer. The prices are LOW….crazy low! I was totally blown away to see the prices. The food is just….to die for….to kill for; I am talking about some serious real Italian meats, cheeses, pastas, breads, and the list goes on and on. You will NEVER visit Olive Garden, Subway, etc. again. These people are incredible. They will for sure get my business again.” – Alex Bentano
“This is the best kept secret in Sarasota. It’s like being in the North End of Boston. They make sandwiches and food like my Italian grandmother.” – David Leeman
6518 Gateway Ave