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Customers who aren't sure about trying Italian cold cuts like capicola and prosciutto can also order more traditional meats like turkey and roast beef, Dan Freeman joked. The deli also serves Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips, a locally-owned business that started in Springfield just a few years ago. And instead of Pespi or Coke, the fountain drinks come from Pucks, a small company based in New Jersey.
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They developed the deli’s decor and menu after visiting businesses in Florence in Italy’s Tuscany region. They said their goal with both the bakery and the new deli was to build a locally-owned business that served items area residents can’t find anywhere else in the area. Lisa Freeman bakes the focaccia bread used for the deli’s sandwiches at Le Torte Dolci, and the majority of the deli meats are imported from Italy.
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What: Salato Deli
Where: 40 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday