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N at Eighteenth Ave.
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Opened in 1974 by brothers Pasquale and Frank Trunzo, this overstuffed salumeria and Italian grocery shows the benefits of their family's seven generations of experience in the meat business. Prime steak cuts, ground beef, and all sorts of pork are on offer, and the deli will finely slice imported prosciutto di Parma and Genoa salami, as well as the shop's homemade sopressata, capicollo, and pancetta. Among the dozens of cheeses, fresh buffalo mozzarella joins imports like pecorino, gorgonzola and tallegio. For those who don't count cooking as a skill, Trunzo prepares a baked ziti with a crisp crust, delectable caponata spread (with eggplant, green olives, tomato sauce, celery, onions and olive oil), pizza rustica, and a host of other takeout dishes in the onsite kitchen. The small adjoining grocery, festooned with cheeses, sausages and entire prosciutti hanging from the ceiling, stocks everything for an Italian meal: from the essential olive oil for the appetizers to Mulino Bianco biscotti and Lavazza coffee for dessert. You know Trunzo Bros. is the real deal when the sound of cooks speaking Italian drifts from the back and the owners greet you like an old family friend.Extra
Trunzo offers full catering menus and less-formal options, like their six-foot hero, made with the customer's choice of imported or domestic cold cuts.