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Piccolo Italian Market & Deli
Ranked #48 of 1,063 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
Description: It is a market and a deli, with superb home-made food and a cafe serving gourmet sandwiches, fresh pizza, Deli Meat & Cheeses Imported and Domestic and a full line of Italian Groceries. And not to mention our own Homemade Sausage made daily.
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Description: It is a market and a deli, with superb home-made food and a cafe serving gourmet sandwiches, fresh pizza, Deli Meat & Cheeses Imported and Domestic and a full line of Italian Groceries. And not to mention our own Homemade Sausage made daily.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

First find the Gulf Gate strip mall off of Tamiami and Stickney Point roads, it's near there. Engage you GPS...
While Piccilo's is closed on Sundays you've got the entire rest of the week to enjoy something.
Find a Your Sarasota magazine and score a 10% discount, or just blow that off and go in full fare, their prices are well within bounds, and the quality of their product is very NYCity !
Give them a try, I know you'll go back.
Ciao for now, Salida1048

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Some say food is a basic need that is important for humans to function. However, not many food shops have the potential to turn this basic necessity into a work of art. As soon as one walks into this quaint, cozy Italian inspired market, a symphony of Italian classics can be heard over the radio.The family gleefully chat with people of all different backgrounds. Meanwhile, locals take in some of the most delightful food there is on the planet. From freshly marinated tomatoes to deluxe, Boar's Head sausages, no culinary connoisseur will leave this store empty handed. And this is all before one delights in one of their life changing sandwiches. From cold cut delicacies such as the fiery Tony Soprano to the simmering meatball marinara, all ranges of taste buds will be satisfied. These sandwiches literally throw all of their competitors out of the water- they really will change the way you look at food.

So next time you are driving down Gulf Gate Drive, make sure you go to Piccolo. It might just be the greatest decision you will ever make.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Piccolo has been in Sarasota for many years. It is truly a "Family business". I believe everyone that works there is a family member of the owners, who are the nicest people. The food is authentic Italian. The sandwiches are fantastic but they also have a deli with Italian favorites. They have a really good smoked cheese that I get all the time. Also they have marinated artichokes that are to die for. They are always busy but it does not take long to get a sandwich and get going. Check out some of the prepared food. They make great stuffed peppers. They also sell "the good stuff" to make your own sauces and pasta. Piccolo's really makes me feel like I am back in a NY Deli. It is a must for good Italian food and if you speak Italian, you will feel right at home.

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1  Thank Mary N
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stumbled in to Piccolo by accident will return on purpose. I love meatball sandwiches,and it is amazing to me how many places just can;t make a good one. Piccolo nailed it, the meatballs were fantastic. Nothing fancy just delicious. Seek this place out,it is good.

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1  Thank snorkler09
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

This place makes amazing italian subs and most of the people who work here are very nice. But be warned, the young guy who makes the sandwiches is very sensitive. My girlfriend asked for a cheesesteak, knowing it wasn't on the menu, hoping he could offer a suggestion for a similar sandwich. Instead he insisted that he couldn't do it until his superior stepped in and had him make us a beef sandwich with peppers, onions and melted cheese. Maybe I'm expecting to much sandwich improvisation here, but I thought he could have been less rude about it. Get over yourself dude.

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