It had been a long time since we visited All Italian Market and Deli in Hunter’s Creek. The last time was when it first opened, a little before Christmas. We’ve been meaning to head back, but completely slacked on that task. We finally made it back over on Friday night, and we are now kicking ourselves for taking so long to revisit. We were surprised to see most of the seating full when we arrived, and were very happy to see that business was doing well.
One of the owners was working and we were able to chat with him for a little while. He took a lot of pride in the deli, telling us about how they import the best meats and cheeses, and make their pastas and bread from scratch. It certainly showed. We then each grabbed a Moretti beer from the cooler to enjoy with our meal.
We decided to start off with their Bruschetta al Prosciutto: grilled bread with garlic and topped with olive oil, prosciutto and figs. We didn’t really read the description, so what we thought was a drizzle of honey may have been a fig syrup or reduction. The spice of the garlic, the sweetness of the syrup, and the saltiness of the prosciutto were amazing. The prosciutto melted away in our mouths. The bread was also nothing short of fantastic.
We both decided we would each order a panino for dinner. It took us some time to narrow it down to just one each!
Matt ordered the Marche: Prosciutto di parma, gorgonzola and fontina cheeses, baby spinach and rosemary. Each of our sandwiches were paired with some balsamic glaze, pesto and olives. I tasted Matt’s sandwich and it was quite good. He was nervous about being “prosciutto’d out” after our brushetta, but that certainly wasn’t the case. The cheeses helped keep the flavors interesting.
I chose the Tutto Quanto: Mortadella, coppa, capocollo, salami artigianale, soppresata, provolone dolce, extra virgin olive oil, and a black olive tapenade. This one probably one of the best sandwiches I’ve had. It was such a simple sandwich, but all the different meats were so delicious, and the tapenade tied them all together. Matt tasted it and thought it was fantastic as well.
After this meal, we certainly would be remiss if we don’t frequent All Italian Market and Deli more. I wish I worked closer so I could stop in for lunch during the week, but it’s also a perfect place to stop on the way home for a relaxing dinner and beer or glass of wine. Apart from fantastic food, be sure to check out their selection of imported goods, such as oils and vinegars, Caputo flour, and other treats. They even offer their house-made pastas and sauce to go, so you can bring it home to enjoy. Be sure to check it out next time you’re in the Hunter’s Creek area.