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“A local high end Deli/ Wine shop institution”
Review of DePalo & Sons

DePalo & Sons
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed 27 November 2017

If you go here for one thing...let it be at least
either their Chicken or their Cheese. This Deli
has an extensive Wine selection, but is not cheap.
They also have a good selection of Ciders,Belgian,
& local beers. They do make some fairly good
Italian dishes for takeout. They somehow seem
to pack in thousands of items in such a small shop.
They have everything from light bulbs to Pate & then
some. Sadly, they have youngsters who are really
not that sophisticate nor knowledgable working in
the Deli....so you cannot expect much beyond the
basics. Despite their general lack of culinary mastery
they general can put together a decent sandwich.

The prices here really reflect this pricey area & you can
see prices exceed that of Whole Paycheck market.
It is easy to come in for just one item & walk out minus
$100 for a few things.
If you watch what you buy, you do not have to spend
a fortune. While there are no real bargains to be had
here, some items are not too bad.
For some reason, the freshness of the milk can be
problematic at times, so one avoids getting stuff
like that here if possible.
Sadly, the only place you can eat is at an non-comfy
outside table. Since most customers are either
locals or are staying at a nearby hotel, that is not
a problem...unless you want a quick breakfast.

Since they have a little bit of everything, it can take
an hour to really take a good look at all the goodies
here....ranging from frozen duck breast to Biscotti.

There take out large Italian dishes are great to
serve unexpected last minute guests & are far
cheaper than the local restaurants.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

You can find just about anything you want in here from a hand made sandwich, to carrot or chocolate cake, deserts, fresh pasta or pastries. Nice wine selection and accessories. People are no really friendly.
There’s a nice sitting area outside to sit and eat and chill out.

Thank travelinm2014
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This Italian deli and market is simply a fun stop to stop. You'll find something you love here—guaranteed—whether you're after excellent sandwiches, salads, wine, cheese, or fun stuff for the kitchen or home. On our last visit we got the Pancetta BLT and The Three Sisters (3 petite sandwiches, one with turkey, one ham, and one soppressatta). The BLT was large enough to share and absolutely delicious. The Three Sisters were a great mix of tastes. The sandwich all had excellent bread/buns and generous slices of mozzarella cheese. Don't forget to try the carrot cake or their cookies. My favorite is their chocolate chunk cookie. They have a few seats on a small patio. But this is a great place to pick up food for a picnic on or near the beach or to take home.

Thank jonr105
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Located in Shell Beach, DePalo & Sons is a very authentic Itallian delicatesen.Their sandwiches and salads are worth making a destination. They have an excellent selection of local wines, cheeses, and all kinds of unique deli items. You can eat there or take out.

Thank MCoudray
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I loved this store. It had everything. They even have a little café in the back for sandwiches and desserts. The prices are a little high but the food was great and the desserts were even better. There are a lot of choices to so be ready. Love this place.

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Thank Melissa T
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