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Where do you buy salami? (PHX)

azhotdish Sep 2, 2008 12:06 PM

I was in pork heaven yesterday, eating Finocchiona, all-pork and fennel Molinari salame while illegally sipping local red wine by the Golden Gate Bridge. Now I am ruined, having eaten lesser salami up to this point. So without ordering this stuff online, which I will certainly do, are there any places with quality salami/salame in Phoenix? It doesn't need to be local, just excellent product w/a SB baguette and some good mustard (or not). Thanks so much!

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    zephtell Nov 1, 2008 11:16 AM

    There is a great new place on 6th and Stetson drive called Digestif. They are now selling their Charcuterie for "take away" The curly hair madman in the kitchen (Chef Peyton sp?) is hand crafting his pates, terrines, rillettes, bacon, guanciale and pastas on a daily basis. He kind of has the " In & Out burger secret menu mentality(Chef Curry's exact quote)." You may not see it on the menu so I would recommend going in between their busy lunch and dinner rush so he can explain what he has in store for that day. Its great to finally see a place like this in AZ. Ask for the Headcheese rustica!!!!!!!!!

    1. azhotdish Oct 16, 2008 10:26 AM

      Molinari sighting on Liberty Market's new menu.

      1. Ed Dibble Sep 13, 2008 10:23 AM

        Best salami I've ever had came from these folks:


        The website says their stuff is available at Le Grande Orange and Whole Foods. Don't know if that is true.

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        1. re: Ed Dibble
          hohokam Sep 13, 2008 11:09 AM

          I've seen Fra'Mani products at Whole Foods. Unfortunately, the only items I have a specific memory of seeing are some of the fresh sausages. Wouldn't hurt to give them a call, though.

          1. re: hohokam
            Molto E Sep 13, 2008 11:44 AM

            I have seen Fra'Mani chorizo and salumetti at Whole Foods, sometimes Pane Bianco sells a Fra'mani salami in the case.

            1. re: Molto E
              hohokam Sep 13, 2008 12:14 PM

              Sometimes what I've seen here and what I've seen in Berkeley get jumbled up in my mind, and then I can't remember what I've seen where. ;-)

              I'm glad to hear that some of salami are available locally. The info about PB is especially good news for me, as it is much closer to me than Whole Foods.

              Thanks for the tip.

          2. re: Ed Dibble
            hohokam Sep 13, 2008 07:19 PM

            I stopped by LGO today to see if they had any Fra'Mani products for sale, and as far as I could tell, they did not. The only salami for sale in the cheese case was Columbus brand, and I could find no specific mention of any Fra'Mani products on the pizzeria's menu. [shrug]

            1. re: Ed Dibble
              Rubee Oct 5, 2008 04:38 PM

              This weekend I bought Fra' Mani's Soppressata ($20.99/lb) at Whole Foods in Scottsdale. Sliced paper-thin, it was excellent..

              1. re: Rubee
                azhotdish Oct 5, 2008 04:47 PM

                Thanks for the tip Rubee!

                1. re: azhotdish
                  Rubee Oct 7, 2008 10:24 PM

                  You're welcome!

                  BTW, they also had Fra' Mani pancetta (15.99/lb), which I bought to make carbonara. I was also hoping WF had guanciale, but they didn't; nor did they have any finocchiona.

                  1. re: Rubee
                    arizonagirl Oct 8, 2008 12:35 PM

                    Carbonara...can I come for dinner :-)

                    1. re: Rubee
                      yamalam Oct 8, 2008 02:46 PM

                      Have you found guanciale anywhere? I've been meaning to check out Andreoli's but it's a long drive...

                      1. re: yamalam
                        Rubee Oct 8, 2008 04:34 PM

                        Digestif was selling their excellent housemade charcuterie by the pound to go, including guanciale. I haven't been back there recently, however.

                  2. re: Rubee
                    Rubee Oct 18, 2008 01:49 PM

                    Re: Fra'Mani products at WF:

                    Went back to buy more sopressata for a dinner party today. I noticed in addition to the pancetta, they have Fra'Mani chorizo, and salami ($19.99/lb). I also bought some delicous Fra'Mani Baked Rosemary Ham ($14.99/lb).

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                  kandmls Sep 11, 2008 04:43 PM

                  Just went to Tony's Deli on Dunlap just west of 7th St (northwest corner, in Tony's Plaza). Small place, but packed with Italian goodies. I had a salami and cheese sandwich that was really good. Sample some sapperosata (sp) that was REALLY good. Their card says homemade sausage and salami, but I didn't ask about those. Good selection of pasti, both packaged and bulk. Some we had never heard of.

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                    Alice Letseat Sep 11, 2008 06:45 PM

                    Romaellil's, 35th Ave & Dunlap. Incredible. AND they have bread, too. Real bread.

                    1. re: Alice Letseat
                      Tom June Sep 11, 2008 06:56 PM

                      Queen Creek Pork Shop. Great cured products.

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                        werewolf Sep 13, 2008 12:50 AM

                        You used to be able to buy a great salami - DAK, from Denmark, but unfortunately it is no longer available in the USA for whatever reason. I saw it for sale in Mexico a few years ago, and about five years ago I saw it for sale in a discount food store in rural CA, but other than that, it's gone. It is very hard to find good salami in the US.

                  2. Deenso Sep 3, 2008 12:29 PM

                    I'll echo what others have already said: Andreoli is the place, as far as I'm concerned.

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                    1. re: Deenso
                      azhotdish Sep 3, 2008 12:38 PM

                      Do you have any idea how many/what varieties they have? If not, no big deal, I just don't get up in the neighborhood too often but am certainly willing to drive.

                      1. re: azhotdish
                        Deenso Sep 3, 2008 01:23 PM

                        Sorry, couldn't possibly even give you a hint. However, they have a website which might illuminate things for you...


                        Buon appetito!

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                      danieli10 Sep 2, 2008 03:57 PM

                      Andreoli Italian Grocer in Scottsdale.

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                      1. re: danieli10
                        azhotdish Sep 2, 2008 04:07 PM

                        Andreoli or Defalco's I was thinking, but didn't know if there were any better options.

                        1. re: azhotdish
                          arizonagirl Sep 2, 2008 04:28 PM

                          There's a place called Al's in Sun City. I think it's 107th and Union Hills. They use to carry Molinari. Don't know if they still do.

                          1. re: azhotdish
                            aaronling Sep 3, 2008 09:14 AM


                            De Falco's
                            2334 N Scottsdale Road, scottsdale, az

                            Andreoli Italian Grocer
                            8880 E Via, Linda Scottsdale, AZ

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