A salumeria and gourmet shop with an array of hard-to-find provisions.
Reviewed By Ann Limpert, Cindy Rich, Jeremy Stahl
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006
Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)

Address: 8102 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-1625
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Grocery Store/Market, Italian, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM; closed Monday.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Prosciutto sandwich; hot or sweet sopressata sandwich; Italian roast beef sandwich; cannoli; miniature cookies.
Price Details: Sandwiches, $7.99 to $9.99.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

From February 2005 Dirt Cheap Eats

The woman at the head of the line proclaims, out of nowhere, "I love this store!" The Italian gourmet shop is filled with treats: One table is piled with platters of Italian-grandmother cookies. A dessert case holds house-made cannolis ($1.89 to $3.99). There are pots of olives, shelves of imported cheeses and meats, jars of preserves and honey.

It's hard not to go wild and run up the tab, but stick to the pastries and high-quality sandwiches ($6.99 to $7.99), like transparent shavings of prosciutto with balsamic, olive oil, and provolone, and Italian roast beef with Gorgonzola sauce.

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