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“The best sandwiches and subs in Sarasota” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piccolo Italian Market & Deli

Piccolo Italian Market & Deli
6518 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-4813
+1 941-923-2202
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Ranked #22 of 819 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Italian
Description: It is a market and a deli, with superb home-made food and a cafe serving sandwiches, fresh pizza.
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Description: It is a market and a deli, with superb home-made food and a cafe serving sandwiches, fresh pizza.
Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best sandwiches and subs in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Excellent Sausage, Italian deli meats, meatballs and so much more! On wonderful crusty Italian bread. Even the tuna salad is scrumptious. The prices are great, too. Oh, and the sizes are abbondanza!

If you love a good sub on a delicious crusty Italian roll, then this is the place for you!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just a you try it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a true Italian Deli. They have everything us Italians need. I cannot complain about anything I have eaten there or have taken home. The owners are very friendly and they are very generous with the meat on the hero's. They also have great olives and cheese to die for. It is the real stuff and this is coming from an Italian from NYC. That's another great thing about this little gem. The customers all talk to each other. It feels like home when I go to Piccolo's!!

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South Florida, Florida
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199 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
“Ahhh... Life is Bella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great fun! This place is operated by Italians who just love their customers. The deli offerings are what usually bring people here, but the afternoon lunch menu is worth the trip! Overstuffed sandwiches, the best ingredients, wonderful antipasto! And at the same time, the happy atmosphere is infectious. Customers walk in and immediately join in the existing conversations like they have known each other for decades. Go, eat, enjoy and have fun!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“From Fresh to Nuked”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Once upon a time this was my favorite little Italian market in Sarasota. I recommended it to everyone who wanted a little slice of Italy. The meatballs and sausage homemade and divine. The sauce that reminds you of home and mama.
Well, that seems to slowly be changing and I may not return again. Some meatballs I have ordered from there had a terrible taste and were a strange color. Just figured they had a bad batch, but then there were a few more inconsistencies.
I also ordered the veal parm sandwich which has recently been a new item added to menu. Not a very tasty sandwich, tough, thin and dry. A couple weeks later I thought I would try the chicken parm sandwich,(maybe veal was not their forte and after all it may have been a bad batch of meatballs) Got the chicken parm and could not eat the whole thing. It was not fresh but old, thin, chewy and dried out most likely from nuking in the microwave. Not like home and mama would roll over in her grave.
I am still hungry, should I have to go out and get something else to eat for lunch....Yes, I am hungry.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Straight from Brooklyn ...the REAL DEAL!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

My auto mechanic put me on to this Deli which he said makes the best sandwiches in Sarasota. A half-hour later I went there myself for lunch and now I’m a believer ...best subs in town! They have Boars Head deli cold cuts and New York style Italian bread. There is no comparison with their subs next to Subway or Quiznos. Piccolo’s sandwich was truly delicious and fairly priced. I will definitely return again, and again!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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