By: Christine Diana
I love Italian food. Which I guess is a good thing, since I grew up in an Italian-American family. One of my favorite places in the entire city has to be Trinacria Foods, an Italian grocery store and Deli. Trinacria is located in the Seton Hill neighborhood, on North Paca Street between West Franklin and West Mulbery Streets
(409 N. Paca Street), only a few blocks north of the law school. From the outside, Trinacria doesn't look like much, but once you step inside, you have entered a magical world of Italian culinary greatness. Trinacria bakes their own bread, and there are many varieties to choose from ranging from standard Italian, to Asiago cheese, to proscuitto bread. This is not a place for the carbophobic. There's a large variety of pastas, canned goods such as tomatoes, olive oils, and many other staples of Italian cuisine. Trinacria also contains a full service deli, a large selection of very cheap wines, and a frozen food section featuring frozen pastas, precooked meatballs, precooked Italian dishes, pizza dough, and gelato. You probably shouldn't venture here if you are extremely hungry, because you will want to buy the entire store.
On my first visit, I asked the man behind the counter how long the store had been in Baltimore. He laughed, and told met his store had been around for over 100 years. The store opened in 1908 and has been family operated ever since. Trinacria offers fantastic products at reasonable prices and a wonderful customer service. If you love Italian food, Trinacria is the place to go!
For more information, including business hours, check out:http://www.trinacriabaltimore.com/.