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A. Litteri

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517-519 Morse Street, NE, Washington DC, DC
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian Deli in D.C. Area

We went here with some friends who have known the current owner since 1973. The store is located right next to Gallaudet University in a semi-seedy line of warehouses. But appearances can be deceiving! Once inside the store you will be greeted with an enormous selection of olive oils, pastas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Jeff K
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McLean, Virginia
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

DC institution that is showing its age in a time where more is expected of even basic comfort food. In contrast, Bub and Pops gets that and does a more modern take on comfort subs of the same variety better. Sub rolls were not all that great if supposed to be authentic Italian bread rolls. Lunch meats were cut too... More 

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Thank ExRIGuy
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We went here with some friends who have known the current owner since 1973. The store is located right next to Gallaudet University in a semi-seedy line of warehouses. But appearances can be deceiving! Once inside the store you will be greeted with an enormous selection of olive oils, pastas, cheese, wines and other gourmet items. The deli is fantastic... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Washington, DC
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is best for sandwiches is DC better yet the best in the DMV! The meats and breads are so so fresh and delicious! The lunch time is very busy but it is well worth the wait! You will not be disappointed with your sandwich! Family owned and the staff is friendly and accommodating! Love..Love this place for sandwiches!

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Thank Asil7981
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The food is worth the search! You can speak English Italian Spanish or sign. Galaudet University is next store with Hotel rooms for the public. Wine and olive oil tastings are a regular thing. A great example of knowing where to go. Now you do.

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Thank Paul Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The Meatball Sub and Chicken Parmesan subs are on point! I come here regularly and have never been less than extremely satisfied.

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1 Thank Matt B
washington DC
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is nestled into a shady warehouse district just West of Gallaudet University on Morse and 6th st NE (across from Subway). Delicious subs are a hit! Prepare to wait a while for it if you haven't called or faxed it in ahead. But they are worth waiting for. While you are waiting, browse the extensive Italian grocery and... More 

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1 Thank DissociatedMaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. One of DC's best kept secrets. They have an excellent wine and cheese selection. The wine expert is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You can grab lunch here too. They make great sandwiches and pasta.

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2 Thank Jennifer N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is quite difficult to find a good Italian market in DC - and this more than fits the bill! It is in the warehouse district around Union Market, but it is only one of the fully functioning stores in the original warehouses. The area is a bit rough around the edges, but once you're inside, the shelves are literally... More 

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2 Thank Matthew L
Worcester, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband found this on a whim and said it was the best chicken parm sandwich ever. He is very disappointed that we don't live in DC or near DC so he frequent the place. What is also nice about A. Littteri is its selection of wines, oils, etc. It will be a must stop the next time we are... More 

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2 Thank PWDGolfers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I've never gotten the sandwiches at A. Litteri, so I can't speak to that. What I do go for is the amazing selection of wine, jarred goods like roasted tomatoes, olives, pickled anything, and olive oil. This place is a hidden gem, packed to the brim from wall to wall with amazing finds. Wine ranges from the very affordable to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517-519 Morse Street, NE, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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