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Sep 2, 2008 12:06 PM

Where do you buy salami? (PHX)

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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  1. Andreoli Italian Grocer in Scottsdale.

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    1. re: danieli10

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

      1. re: azhotdish

        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


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

          Andreoli Italian Grocer
          8880 E Via, Linda Scottsdale, AZ

      2. 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

          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

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


            Buon appetito!

        2. 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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          1. re: kandmls

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

            1. re: Alice Letseat

              Queen Creek Pork Shop. Great cured products.

              1. re: Tom June

                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. 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

              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

                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

                  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

                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

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

                    1. re: azhotdish

                      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

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

                        1. re: Rubee

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

                          1. re: yamalam

                            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

                        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).

                    2. Molinari sighting on Liberty Market's new menu.