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Aug 13, 2011 09:55 PM

Corti Brothers [Sacramento]

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Rev, was in Sacramento over the weekend and tried Corti Bros. A real find. Ordered two sandwiches and only could finished one between us.

Need to return to try more things. Did notice Prime meats in the butcher shop. But did not have a place to cook something up.

Wish they would open on in the Bay Area.

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  1. They also carry Kurabuta pork (heritage pork that tastes like pork, not the other white meat), guanciale, pork belly, etc. and great looking seafood, including shrimps with heads on, which I believe means they weren't frozen. I know there's a place in the Ferry Building that carries much of that, but the price is much higher.

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    1. re: RevrendAndy

      previously frozen, thawed shrimp with the heads on are fairly easy to find in the Chinese/Vietnamese fish markets -- when you get salt and pepper shrimp in restaurants or delis, the heads are usually on. the fresh, local shrimp that would have the head on might be spot prawns [Crago nigromaculata ?], which are in season now, but of course you can get them live for peak freshness.

    2. After reading the replies, decided to head from 80 to 50 on our way home from Tahoe to East Bay.
      So glad we ignored negative reviews because this is the great deli of old. Great breads, loved the sourdough rolls, and hefty sandwiches. Good selection of meats, cheeses and extras. Well worth the 8 mile side trip! Plus, they had a wonderful dried pasta selection, and found the big bucatini remembered from my childhood. Along with Pedrick Produce, Corti Brothers will be an addition to our Tahoe area stops.

      Corti Brothers
      5810 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819

      1. It's been several years since our last visit (it was once a regular stop while visiting family/friends in Sac.) but in addition to the meat, deli, cheese, & fish, we enjoyed their wine offerings.

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        1. re: Stephanie Wong

          I once made the trip up from Fresno just to buy a couple of cases of the Fresno State award winning Primativo since Daryll had purchased all that remained. Definitely worth a stop for wine shopping.

        2. We moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento about 10 years ago. I was used to shopping at various Andronico's and Draeger's. Corti bros was a bit of a letdown at the time, but I have come to like it a lot. I still miss the Draeger's in San Mateo, it is such a beautiful store.

          1. Corti Brothers is amazing. I used to avoid shopping there for produce and such because of the perception that a specialist grocer has way higher prices, but I've found their prices to be far better than, say, Whole Foods.

            Now I give them my business whenever I can, and love every minute of it. The employees really know their products, as well.

            Corti Brothers
            5810 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819