Best of Boston

1999 Best Market, Italian

Salumeria Italiana

It’s a rare, and decidedly European, thrill to go marketing—not supermarketing—for groceries. And no place provides a truer Old World experience than Salumeria Italiana, where you’ll find fresh cold cuts and cheeses, olives, imported pastas, condiments, dolci, and a delightful selection of locally made breads. Plus, the staff knows what they’re selling, and they’ll steer the clueless with plenty of ospitalita.

151 Richmond St., Boston, 617-523-8743,