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where to buy prosciutto in Vienna?

scarciofini | Jun 8, 2011 04:21 PM

Hello people,

Google searches in both English and Italian have turned up nothing more than places to buy a ham sandwich, so I have signed up for Chowhound purely in hope of getting some advice here.

Here's the deal: in July, I'm visiting my uncle who lives in a cabin in the mountains in Moravia (Czech Republic), about 3 hours drive from Vienna. He has asked me to bring a chunk of prosciutto. At least I think he has. He may have asked me to bring a whole prosciutto. To explain the context of this request would take a very long time--it involved a serious language barrier, Google Translate, a death in the family, and a whole lot of eccentricity. The long and the short of it is that I want to bring my uncle a significant amount of prosciutto, but it is illegal to carry it from Canada (where I am) through London (where I am changing planes), or for that matter in to Vienna. I don't like the prospect of trying to smuggle an illegal ham past the sniffer dogs that I always seem to encounter in airports these days.

Before driving to my uncle's place, I'll be spending exactly one full day in Vienna (a Saturday). I don't know Vienna at all, and I'd rather not spend my day tracking down a piece of ham. There may be prosciutto in every supermarket, for all I know; or there may not be. If I could bring it from home, I'd head to the guys at the big Italian deli downtown, have my pick of three or four brands, and maybe even get a deal on buying, say, half a leg. Is there anyone local out there in Vienna who could tell me how they'd go about doing the same thing? (not necessarily the deal, but a reasonable price, nice selection, helpful service--English or Italian speaking would be great)

ny advice would be much appreciated!

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