Sunday, September 29, 2013
Rocco's Italian Market and Deli
1761 N Vermont
Rocco's Italian Market and Deli is located on the same street as House of Pies Restaurant & Bakery, Fred's 62, and Palermo Ristorante Italiano. I heard they served great sandwiches, so I decided to drop in.
Rocco's is a long narrow deli, with a large selection of Italian meats and pastas. There are a few tables inside and outside, but this is mostly a take out place.
Rocco sandwich, $9.25, mortadella, capocollo, sopressata, provolone, giardiniera, prezzemolo spread, arugula. I got mayo inside of the prezzemelo spread. The giardiniera had cauliflower, onions, and celery and was spread on the bottom piece of bread. Added a pleasant tangy flavor to the sandwich.
The meats and cheese were excellent quality. The capocollo had so much flavor. The bread was a soft Italian roll that had a nice texture. A very good sandwich.
Service was good. The young lady who helped me was nice and helpful.
Some Italian delis and restaurant use average quality meats in their sandwiches, but Rocco uses very good quality meats. Now, at $9.25 for a sandwich, that buys a pretty good amount of mortadella, capocollo, sopressata, provolone, so I can make my own sandwich. But, overall it's a fair price for the quality sandwich.