Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Almost a century ago, Luigi DiPasquale founded the grocery store that bears his name in Highlandtown, Maryland. DiPasquale's prides itself on importing the finest Italian foods for the Baltimore area. DiPasquale's has experienced staff on-site who can offer classic Italian recipes and help choose ingredients for your meal.
All of DiPasquale's prepared foods are made fresh daily. The deli showcases carefully selected meats, cheeses and other groceries imported from Italy.
Prepared foods include sausages, mozzarella, cannoli cream, pasta sauces, and lasagna. DiPasquale's has a classic brick oven which it uses to cook fresh breads and pizzas.
DiPasquale's restaurant has an extensive menu. They serve soups, salads, pasta, pizza, and, of course, sandwiches. The specialty is "The Real Italian" sandwich. The Real Italian has salami, ham, various cheeses, olive oil, vinegar, lettuce, tomato, onions, and spices. If you're with a group, consider splurging and getting the Super Italian, which is the same as the Real Italian but on an entire loaf of Italian bread.
If you're a vegetarian, never fear. Try The Calabrese, which has provolone cheese, artichoke hearts, greens, cucumbers, olives, tomato, onion, and roasted peppers. You can also go for the eggplant parmigiana (just in case you aren't in the mood for a sandwich after all).
They also have meatball subs, cheesesteaks, and the Tony Ruebino, which comes complete with corned beef, pastrami, swiss cheese, and coleslaw. Plus, it comes on delicious garlic bread.
While DiPasquale's now has three locations, the main (and original) location is in Highlandtown. They have a newer location in Harborview, as well as a wine shop and deli in Woodhome Heights.
The main location in Highlandtown is open Monday–Saturday from 9am–6pm.
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