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 italian market