Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

You searched for:

Start over

Goods & Services

Best Delicatessen 

Gioia's Deli

Everything old is new again: Gioia's Deli has been a fixture on the Hill for 90 years — first as a grocery store, then in its present form — but in recent years, it has risen quite high on foodies' must-visit lists. The reason? Gioia's famous "hot salami," or Salam de Testa. Made from scratch each day, Salam de Testa is an alchemical blend of beef and pork snout: peppery, earthy, funky, divine. The more familiar Italian meats are terrific, too. The Italian trio sandwich gives you a taste of the Salam de Testa with both salami and mortadella, and the salsiccia possesses a fine balance of peppery spice and an autumnal fennel flavor. End your meal with the homemade Italian ice. You'll need a cleansed palate for another 90 years of Gioia's goodness.

Location Details

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

Best Things to Do In St. Louis


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation