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Jun 19, 2008 07:38 PM

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. I'm a Florida boy currently on vacation in NYC myself, but I can tell you that you desperately need to visit Salumeria Biellese for everything you want:

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    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

      Definitely Salumeria Biellese, though the counter guys can be difficult to deal with. More than once I've stood in the long line while a bunch of guys are just standing around ignoring the customers.

      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

        Another vote for Salumeria Biellese; these folks are old school (no disrespect to Buon Italia, DiPalo's or Faicco all of whom I like).

        1. re: Lucia

          I love Faicco, but I didn't think their salami was so exciting. You can get better right at Murray's instead.

          Garden of Eden is pretty great for salami selection, but it doesn't fill the need for a good salumeria.

        2. 1. DiPalo' 200 Grand Street
          2. Dean and DeLuca soho

          1. Love DiPalo's. They don't make their salami's at all, but have great selection. Never been to Biellese, got check it out.