“home of the famous Hot Salami sandwich”
Gioia’s Deli, home of the famous Hot Salami sandwich, is located on "The Hill" at the corner of Macklind and Daggett. Locally owned and operated since 1918, Gioia's Deli was built from brick and wood from the 1904 World's Fair. Gioia’s Hot Salami sandwich is St. Louis’ sandwich. The Hot Salami or Salam de Testa is made fresh daily and is a combination of beef and pork. The same recipe and techniques have been used to make the Hot Salami for over 96 years. All product is sourced locally from DiGregorio’s Market, Fazio’s Bakery, Volpi Salumeria and Gelato Di Riso.
Line out the door on a Tuesday at 1 but worth the wait. I wish I could say the line moved fast but it didn’t really. The hot salami is not waxy and greasy and thin like grocery salami. This was thick and soft and meaty. Provel cheese was really melty. Good bread and giardinera. Ate half and save half for later.
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- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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