No they are not called delis in Italy but they carry the products you would find in the ‘Italian Store” in the USA. I remember going every week to buy cold meats called cold cuts, cheese and the great bread they had fresh each day.
Whenever I am in Florence I visit the food market near San Marco. I have my regular stands that I visit: for cappucino, for fruit, for a cornneto. But if I need a pannini I see Clara.
what a surprise to find that she has expanded to a seating area where you can have your lunch! An after s few moments, she even remembered me. I only come once a year but I have ‘friends’ in Firenze. Or I am so very odd, asking questions, taking pictures, that it is difficult to forget me!
And Clara is thinking outside the box! She has totes that advertise her stand! What a kind woman, she gave me one of her totes! So be sure to visit Clara when you are in the market in Firenze.