Andreoli's Italian Grocer
8880 E. Via Linda
10 AM - 8 PM ( m-th)
10 AM- 9 PM (f and sat)
When I received a tip on an Italian deli from a New Yorker, I immediately freed up my next meal to check it out (well actually I was there at 9:30 AM peering in thru the window). Andreoli's is a venture by Giovanni, the former owner of Lecabaffi and Galileo, and this is not the typical red sauce, chicken parm, meatball joint that the Valley has plenty of (and I like a few of those).
The location is slightly west of the corner at Via Linda and 90th st, on the Via Linda side of the Fry's Marketplace center. If you are travelling west on Via Linda from 90th, right before the underpass is an entrance to the center and the brown building is the Andreoli's. Andreoli's sells various Italian staples: Pasta, anchovies, San Marzano tomatoes, cheeses, cured meats, house baked breads, pastries and beverages. The prepared foods include paninos, soup, salumi, pizzettas, salads and daily specials.
I sampled the following:
panino in porchetta - roasted pork, seasoned with garlic, fennel and black pepper $7.50
panino del tirolo - speck, pesto, tomatoes, and rucola $7.75
Both were good but I enjoyed the panino del tirolo a little more.
arancini alla catanese - rice stuffed with Bolognese and peas, breaded and fried $5.00
pizzetta branca leon - pizza with mixed vegetables $5.00
Patatine e porri fritti con salsina ghiotta - potatoes and leek, deep fried served with Gianni sauce $5.00
These rocked...french fries with fried leeks served with an aioli
There were two pasta specials...linguine con vongole and rigatoni amatriciana.
For dessert, I sampled the chocolate cannoli and tiramisu.
I definitely will be back and this is a great addition to the Valley.