Duluth, MN – Gannucci’s Italian Market & Deli Review

Gannucci's Duluth Proprietor & SonDon’t you just love it when people take old family recipes and make a thriving, successful business from them? That’s the story behind Gannucci’s Italian Market & Deli in Duluth.

On September 30, 1908, Vito Gannucci, his wife and children arrived in Minnesota from Italy. 104 years later, Vito’s relation Bill Kalligher  is sharing the family love with an old-timey market and cafe, traditional bodega style. The traditional bodega in Mediterranean culture, was the forerunner of convenience stores, offering a limited line of groceries, a meat counter, and prepared foods.

Gannucci’s in Duluth follows this tradition, and expands on it with the grocery and deli counter complimented by a full menu of pasta, pizza, and sandwiches.

The boutique grocery and meat counter are chock-a-block full of quality items, with a “menu board”, listing the deli meats and cheeses available.

Not in a hurry to get home with your deli counter treasures?   Check out the full menu of prepared foods (we’ve posted it here).

Minnesota Burger Reporter Kawikamedia stopped in and had a pepperoni pizza with a cannoli chaser.  He pronounced it the “best he’d ever had”, and that’s a large statement coming from a loyalist to one of Duluth’s oldest pizza joints (the ‘other guys’).

He liked the cracker thin crust, fresh cheese, and quality pepperoni.  Reported he will “return many times.”

I can’t wait to get there myself, and not only dive into a pizza, but also check out Gannucci’s version of my favorite sandwich, the New Orleans muffaletta.

Gannucci's Duluth Pepperoni Pizza

Gannucci’s Duluth Pepperoni Pizza


Gannucci's Duluth Italian Groceries

Gannucci’s Duluth Italian Groceries

gannucci's italian market

Gannucci's Italian Market & Deli on Urbanspoon

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