“Creamy mozzarella is made fresh on the premises daliy. Aficionados swear it’s the best in New Jersey outside Hoboken or Jersey City.
Like any ham-lover worth their salt, Belgiovine’s knows that the finest prosciutto is imported from Parma.
The Citterio sopressata is slow-aged and seasoned just like they do in the ‘old country’.
Roasted red peppers round out the perfect Italian sandwich
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar add the perfect finishing touch.”
– Rita Gernant of the Montclair Magazine, Issue-Back To School 2010
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Take it from a guy who has been going to Nicolo's at least once per week for each of the past 20 years (and LOVE it). I hit Belgiovine's for a change of pace and I can say this place is second to none. Let's face it Jersey is known for great deli's. This joint is right at the top of the heap. I had a ham, spicy sopresata with a piece of fried eggplant sub and I WEPT over it! Go Here NOW!
The best Italian deli. Hands down. They also have a large selection of there food prepackaged and ready to go. LOVE IT.
We stopped in today to pick up lunch, the best sandwich I've had in a really long time.... if not the best I've ever had (I think it was called super combo). Very fresh and tasty.
Also they were definitely taking COVID precautions seriously.... employees all wore face masks/shields, and the online ordering process was fast and seamless.
Today was my first visit, but so glad I found this place. I will definitely be a regular now that I know it's here!!
Service is medium so slow, bread is amazing and the subs are better than most practically anywhere. I always have to drink after eating one though. Well worth the time and money.
Can we overlook the fact that my GPS took me through Upper Montclair to get to this deli and it hurt to know I'll never be rich and live somewhere this nice?
The litmus test for an Italian deli has to be their homemade sausage and/or meatballs and gravy ('sauce' or 'marinara' for you heathens) and on my first visit I went with the meatballs. And they were excellent. (They also knocked it out of the park with their breaded chicken cutlets, cold cuts and a few other odds and ends I picked up.)
To make sure it wasn't a fluke on my second visit I had to try their 'El Fuego' sandwich when I saw one component was 'muffuletta' (the traditional Muffuletta is without a doubt my all-time favorite sandwich and not something you ever see in Jersey). This heavy-duty sandwich was a scorchingly delicious work of beauty. My mouth was burning and I couldn't have been happier. (And all the other goodies I picked up on this visit were dynamite once again.)
Official verdict: Belgiovine's is fantastic.
Very cool staff (working their tails off behind the counter) to boot.
(It's Montclair so it should go without saying that it's a wee bit more expensive and parking is going to be a headache.)
Always amazing sandwiches! From the eggplant, to the chicken, to the Italian meats, all of it is delicious! Great place to swing by for lunch pick-up and now they also have a room next door to sit and eat if you want to dine-in. A good Italian deli
Just yum. Always fresh bread, thick meaty sandwiches. Plus their house made specials - like stuffed peppers, eggplant, and all the delicious things - make this a must stop for deli fiends.
Don't even read the rest of my review, just go here and get a damn sandwich for yourself and everyone you care about. I always bring friends and family here for lunch when they come visit for the first time, and they still talk about how delicious this place is. Everything is fresh, the bread is great, sandwiches are big and for a fair price. Big selection of salads and sides and a whole fridge/freezer full of sauces, soups, entrees, and drinks. And the dudes that work there are always SUPER friendly, and not that kind of ball-busting friendly you usually get at Italian delis in Jersey (though one may argue that's a part of the experience).
MKA sand which was off the hook! true definition of a jersey true italian deli in the heart of montclair you can find any of the italian dishes you want! from fresh mozzarella to thinly sliced eggplant
I love this place. Best deli in the area for sure. Bread is fresh, sandwiches are generously portioned, service is fast and friendly even though place is usually pretty busy. Italian cookies were delish! Call ahead for fast pick up. Street parking only, so keep your fingers crossed and hope a spot on a side street is free.