Frankie’s Italian Deli is a taste of Staten Island in the Tampa Bay region. This family-owned operation started as a dessert hub. The deli itself features a huge display case for scoops of ice cream, slices of tiramisu, black and white cookies from Brooklyn, and even more sweet delights. They also have some of the best cannoli you’ve ever tried, and flaky sweet lobster tails filled with a powder keg of cannoli cream.
Soon, Frankies is expanding next door and will open a full Italian market featuring meals-to-go, fresh bread, cheese, desserts, and more. Here’s the update from the owners: “Frankie’s Italian Deli Is Expanding 2,000 sq ft! We are currently opened during construction! We are so excited for all the new deli items & homemade foods we will be adding! What are some things you’re excited to see in our additions?!”
If you can manage to simply keep those desserts in your periphery, then you’ll make it to the deli slicer and the impressive menu of sandwiches. Fresh pastrami, salami, prosciutto, Taylor ham, and roasted turkey sammies are all represented on the chef-inspired menu. The Italian sub rolls are pure carb dynamite and absolutely delicious. Frankie’s everything bagels deliver a savory haymaker that’s only embellished when you add a few thick slices of pork roll, cheese, and two fried eggs to the mix.
The mother-daughter team behind the business moved to the area just a few years ago. While the dessert concept has been around for a while, the deli portion of the business only began back in December 2021. Since its inception, Frankie’s has been a major success. The concept has been so successful that they’re already working on expanding the business to keep up with demand.
One chef noted they could make as many as 350 sandwiches in a single day. Add to it a delightful dessert case filled with scratch made goodies and you have yourself a bonafide NY deli.
Follow Frankie’s Italian Deli on Instagram to see the latest amazing sandwich creation coming out of the kitchen.
Visit it at 3930 US 301 N, Riverview
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