Best Italian Deli
Published: September 21, 2011
406 N. Paca St., (410) 685-7285, trinacriafoods.com
It seems a little strange that Baltimore’s Best Italian Deli is on a nondescript block of Paca Street rather than in Little Italy, but anyone who’s been to Trinacria won’t doubt its bona fides. The small spot is crammed with the most mouthwatering meats and cheeses you can imagine. Plus it’s been around for over 100 years. The muffaletto is two meals’ worth of Italian meats and olive spread. The smoked turkey and artichoke panini is a revelation, and the proscuitto sandwich always pleases. Don’t forget to pick up some cookies, wine, bread, or pasta sauce while you’re waiting.