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Battle of the Concord delis...Parma vs Luigi's...and the winner is

Munching Mark | Nov 13, 201412:44 PM     9

PARMA!

http://www.parmadeliconcord.com/#!men...

3521 Clayton Road, Concord

After four visits to each place, both of which are family places with many positive attributes, I will give the slight edge to Parma after last week's tantalizing hot pastrami and cole slaw (smoked cheddar and fixings, toasted sweet roll), which was the best sandwich I have had in quite a while!

Places are pretty close to one another, happily...good to know both have existed for so long, doing their thing for their devoted fans...

One edge that Luigi's (2709 Clayton Road, Concord) had over Parma was the salads, like shrimp salad, crab salad, etc...Parma trots out a weak seafood salad in comparison, but at least it's expensive too! (sarcasm)

Both joints have the requisite steam table pastas and hot stuff, which are good if not mind-blowing...but hey, sometimes you just want simple and satisfying lasagna or ziti. They also offer good daily specials and value; the dollar is still strong on Clayton Road. Both also sell many seemingly imported Italian goods of the non-perishable variety, for those thus inclined.

Nice staff at both; business-like and friendly, and even long lines move rapidly and I never saw anyone leave because of the lines: tells me that people know the quality and value and don't mind spending a little extra time to get it!

Luigi Italian Restaurant
Luigi's Italian Delicatessen
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