“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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I want to like this place but im always underwhelmed.
Last time I ordered a specialty sandwich (think it was called mka) and they drenched it in balsamic vinegar.. Almost ruined it. Most people would have brought it back..
Also very skimpy with chicken and prociutoto..
I will give it another shot because its the only Italian deli close enough to run out to real quick..
I believe Rosarios in Watchung plaza is much better..
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.)
The best Italian deli. Hands down. They also have a large selection of there food prepackaged and ready to go. LOVE IT.
Great guys, great food! Can't wait for their new place to open up next door too. Had the best cheeseburger. It didn't even need condiments it was that good. Keep up the good work guys
Their Italian Super Sub is the best I've ever had. Super fresh ingredients. The staff is very friendly. While it's true there is no seating in the deli itself, they will let you sit on the grill side to eat.
GREAT deli!! As everyone has said their bread is just perfect. Fresh ingredients and great bread make for a pretty perfect sandwich.
My favorite was the rice ball though. it's a must try if they have it. Best I have tried in the area.
I gave up wheat a few months ago but was craving a sandwich today. I work in Montclair so I googled "Best sandwich in Montclair." This sandwich certainly lived up to that. I got the Veggie but instead of grilled eggplant I did fried bc if I am cheating once for the next few month, I am gonna do it right. The bread was perfect, the veggies (eggplant, arugula, sun dried tomato, roasted red peppers) with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette were all spot on. I am still craving this sandwich 5 hours later.
It's a deli and sandwich shop. Lots of stuff you can buy and take home and cook. We got a chicken breast sandwich, mka special and italy's best. Chicken was good seasoned. The MKA was the best. The rice ball appetizer was delicious. Wife ended up eating that as her dinner instead of italy's best. There are so many sandwich shops around Montclair so it's hard to really stand out. We will be back to Belgiovines. I want to try some of their hot sammiches.
Stumbled here quite by accident when the Montclair Art Museum on the next block wasn't open yet. Yay for me!
My husband grew up with his parents owning a deli just like this, so this was a fun step into the past. We had the brocolli rabe and porchetta special as well as a traditional prosciutto & mozzarella sandwich, both made to order and happy to take our specific desires.
We bought a few other odds and ends in the shop, and they were kind enough to let us eat in the adjacent restaurant since we're out of towners with nowhere else to go on a scorching hot day.
Super delicious, really fresh, and truly friendly service. I want to come back when it's not so hot and/or I have a cooler in the car.