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Looking for a real salumeria

Have all the real meat markets/deli counters gone the way of Boars Head? Back in the day my grandfather used to make his own prosciutto and cure his own deli meats, but that was in the Ohio Valley and many years ago ... now I'm in NYC and looking for some authentic Italian deli meats, anyone got some leads? Double bonus points if anyone can point me to some cinghiale, please?

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  1. Try Esposito's in Carroll Gardens (Court St btwn President and Union). Great sopressata and fress mozz. Also, Staubitz is very good (Court St at Baltic). I've never tried it there, but the website lists wild boar sausage. http://www.staubitz.com

    1. In Bensonhurst/Dyker it's hard NOT to find a salumeria like this... 13th Avenue has a pork store that easily meets these requirements, but the real gold is on 18th Ave towards 86th. The funny thing is, I don't know the names of either place or the exact address. I've been walking to both for years now and I do it purely out of memory so I have no idea! The one I'm talking about on 18th Avenue has excellent soppressata among other goods. Also, further down 18th Ave you've got Faicco's for sausage and another excellent salumeria across the street (roughly) from there. Not Italian, but the Ridgewood Pork Store is a Romanian salumeria of the gods in Ridgewood.

      You can get cinghiale on 18th Ave.

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      1. re: JFores

        Faicco's is on 11th Avenue off 65th Street, not 18th Avenue.

        1. re: JFores

          I believe the salumeria you mean on 18th Avenue is "Frank & Sal's". It's at 8008 18th Avenue and is terrific!

          1. re: Brklynbobby

            Frank and Sal's is charming and very italian. they will slice and have lots of interesting and wonderful items.

            Trunzio's, right up the street on 18th is also nice but more limited.

            Collucio's will not slice your meats but its a great place otherwise.

            Two other Manhattan spots for salumi are the Italian place in the Chelsea Market which has culatello and several types of prosciutto and DiPalo in Little Italy.

            In Park Slope, Blue Apron has very good aged prosciutto, San Daniele Ham and serrano and bellota ham as well and slices.

        2. There are several in Astoria as well, the best is Sorriso, they have their own sopressata as well as other house made deli meats like turkey, fresh ham, roast beef etc. They have amazing fresh mozz and ricotta, a good selection of Italian cheeses and other prepared foods.

          1. In the Bronx, try the Calabria Pork Store on Arthur Ave (they also make excellent ricotta):


            The same area has a significant number of Italian delis, bakeries, pastry shops, butchers, etc. within a small, walkable neighborhood.

            1. I like Sorriso's Pork Store in Astoria- 30th Ave and 45th Street.

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              1. re: abee

                The homemade Sopressata with provolone at Sorriso is awesome. I love this place. Every visit is an incredible experience.

              2. try arthur street in the bronx-next to Mario's restaurant-butcher that makes his own hot and sweet dried sausage. Hanging on the ceiling to dry.

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                1. re: jnachow1

                  You probably mean Calabria. See my link above.

                2. Salumeria Biellese: Marc Buzzio is for real.


                  376-378 8TH AVENUE NY NY 10001
                  TEL: (212) 736-7376

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                  1. re: Jackaroo

                    Faicco's in dyker heights has lots of good, homemade meats.
                    D Coluccio & Sons, in boro park, has excellent homemade pancetta and also homemade capicola, altough i havent had that.
                    a&s in bay ridge, 5th ave and 87th st, has excellent homemade prosciutto cotto.
                    piazza mercato, on 3rd and 93rd, makes their own soprassata. they also have porchetta that is superb, but they dont make it themselves.

                    1. re: ropa vieja

                      all through Bensonhurst, Dyker, and Bay Ridge you'll find great salumeria's. Some of my personal favorites are Frank and Sal's on 18th ave. and 80th st, Trunzo Bro's on 18th ave and 68th st, Calogero's on 20th ave and 75th st and D'Netto's on Bath Ave and 16th ave.

                    2. re: Jackaroo

                      hi I had a quick question. I went there and I was looking to buy maybe a quarter pound of a couple different cured meats like speck or culatello. But when I went there they said they only sell it by the whole piece not 1/4 pound. What have you gotten from there? Did you buy a giant piece of meat wholesale. I would buy the whole piece but im only one person and its way too much for me. Thanks

                      1. re: Jackaroo

                        the salumeria biellese peperoni is awesome (get it very thinly sliced)... along with their other cured meats. it's carried by gourmet shops in the outer boroughs... including bedford cheese shop in williamsburg.

                        also worth trying is the newly opened murray's cheese shop's "murray's real salami" located at grand central. may not have the old world charm, but they take their meats seriously.

                        1. re: thievery

                          ok so maybe my question is can you buy a 1/4 pound of anything at salumeria biellese? If one person goes in there and just wants to buy a little meat besides sausages, is that possible? thanks

                      2. You can find some interesting meats at Grab in the South Slope, 438 7th Ave
                        (between 14th St & 15th St). They have cinghiale sausages among other great treats. Also, try the Market across the street from Habana Outpost, they have guanciale! the market is great for the hood, but not a destination itself unless you need guanciale.