Italian Food Imports
1114 Blanshard Street
This Italian eatery/grocery is a epicentre for the lunch-time crowd. Fresh cheeses, good quality pasta and sauces dot the interior of this deli, but behind the counter is where the real magic is. Every day of the week seems to be something special here, whether it’s homemade sausages, or meatball day (Today was meatballs-Friday). Pasta specials and sandwich specials change on a regular basis, but you can also assemble your own panino or sandwich by choosing from a fine selection of cured meats and Italian cheeses. I couldn’t resist the Meatball panino($5.25), which I paired with a sparkling Aranciata($1.75). The panino itself was sloppy in presentation but it delivered with taste that would make Noni proud. A rich tomato sauce and a perfect bread for the sandwich, slab of provolone, and a healthy helping of juicy herby meatballs. Buonissimo! The price is right, and so are the goods.