A Taste Of Italy-A True Italian Delicatessen

A family owned true New York Style Italian Delicatessen preparing fresh, authentic Italian recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus carry out meals and Italian Market.


Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm



A Truly Authentic Family Owned Italian Delicatessen.

A Taste of Italy, founded in 1994 by two brothers, Tommy and Chris Guarino, .born and raised in New York. They came to Wilmington, NC, to open an Italian Deli and Market that would bring the taste of traditional New York Italian delicatessens to Coastal North Carolina. The Guarino Brothers, started by using original recipes that were passed down from generation-to-generation, shared with them by their mother. A Taste of Italy captures an authentic Italian taste that has earned them the title of “No.1 Deli in the Port City”.

A Taste Of Italy For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Using only quality ingredients, many brought down from the Italian neighborhoods of New York, A Taste of Italy offer classic Italian hot entrees, prepared meals, fresh salads, awesome sandwiches and more.

Shop The Market For Real Italian Products

The Guarino’s know the best imported Italian products, some hard to find, including pastas, canned tomatoes, olives and olive oil. Plus a great selection of fine wines.

Eat In Or Take Out!

Lots of folks come enjoy the great food at A Taste of Italy dining in the Market. But even better, is to take home one of the hot entrees, prepared meals or salads. Need meats and cheeses? We have all varieties and feature Boar’s Head brand to assure you get the highest quality and flavor. You can even order sandwiches to go, piled high with meats and cheese or try the meat ball sandwich.

One Of Wilmington’s Preferred Caterers

When you plan an event, why not let us do the catering? From business meetings, to wedding receptions and family reunions, everybody loves deli trays artfully prepared by A Taste Of Italy’s kitchen. We offer pick up service, delivery and full service catering with set up and break down. Trust us to give you more value for your event budget and smiles all around.
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1101 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Notable Quotes

“This place has been among my top favorites since I moved here years ago.  So much good food under one roof.  Breakfast sandwiches, chicken parm, lasagna, stuffed shells, everything they make is amazing.  Their sandwiches come either on a roll or a wedge.  Both are made with tons of meat and quality toppings.  The roll is enough for anyone; the wedge is giant!  The antipasto is sooooo good.  As are the stuffed peppers.  Great Stromboli on Fridays.
They’ve got tons of good food in their coolers: lobster ravioli, stuffed shells, various pastas.  Wines and sauces, all sorts of quality groceries.  Good bread, desserts, cookies—it’s my favorite deli/restaurant combo in town.”
— Bartleby H.
“Visiting Wilmington for work and I had the best Italian sub since I left Chicago 6 years ago. For anyone from Chicago, think Fontano’s. It was sort of a build your own process. I will definitely hit this place again when in town! Authentic and back to the way a sandwich shop used to be….great food and atmosphere!” —James K.
“Very authentic Italian, from their market to their food.  A great locally owned business in Wilmington.” —Harold J.