Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Italian in Altadena, Roma Italian Deli

An unassuming storefront.  In a little strip mall.

On a steep street.

Leading to the mountains.

Outside, it looks like California.  Inside.......

It's 1000% I-T-A-L-I-A!

Roma Deli will sell you bread that is bigger than your head.

And pasta longer than your arm.  I haven't tasted it ALL but I'm sure it's all delicious.

Roma Deli assumes that you have a VERY BIG ITALIAN family to feed.

If you don't have one, you're going to wish you did.  Mangia, Mangia!


  1. Oh, I love those unexpected surprises :)

  2. Merci pour ce billet qui donne bonne mine et le moral... j'adore les pâtes extra longues... et j'oublie que quelque part il y a du soleil tellement paris est gris depuis des mois. :)

  3. Hello,

    Italians seem to do everything with such style. Oh, if only this store were near to us......we should never wish to leave.

    We have long since believed that, provided one has enough of any one thing, displayed en masse it looks fabulous. Roma Deli certainly works on that principle.

  4. What a fantastic place! Those gorgeous oranges would've drawn me right in. :-)

  5. Pasta si! I'll bet it is impossible to leave empty-handed. It reminds me of a great little shop-deli in Florence where I used to go for lunch. You didn't mention smells - for me, rosemary comes to mind!