By Christina Raney |Staff writer|
Saverino’s Italian Deli & Market, located just outside of historic Downtown Redlands, is the place to go for good and reasonably priced Italian food in the Inland Empire.
Saverino’s offers a variety of dishes that include: cold and hot sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads, soups, and desserts. You can also purchase different kinds of meat by the pound in the deli.
Their cold sandwiches have unique names to them, like “Godfather,” “Wise Guy” and “Raging Bull.”
They even have a sandwich named after the City of Redlands and the restaurant itself. Saverino’s also provides the customers with a “create your own” option where customers have the choice of one kind of meat and cheese.
Both hot and cold sandwiches are priced at $8.49.
For their pasta plates, they offer lasagna, Italian sausage and homemade meatballs, ravioli, as well as rigatoni pasta with homemade marina sauce and your choice of Italian sausage or meatballs.
The ravioli dish I ordered included a six cheese-filled pasta dipped in a delicious homemade marina sauce, topped with fresh herbs and spices with a side of garlic bread.
Immediately, with my first bite, it felt as though I was brought into an authentic Italian household.
All hot plates come with a side of homemade garlic bread, which compliments the meal perfectly.
Their hot plates are a bit more expensive, starting at $8.99. To satisfy your sweet tooth, they offer desserts: cannoli, spumoni and tiramisu.
Regrettably, I didn’t get a chance to taste any of the desserts that they offer, but if I had enough room, I would have gotten the tiramisu.
Saverino’s offers Italian sodas, Italian iced tea, as well as bottled water.
The market was well-lit and the walls decorated with framed articles from various newspapers, including the San Bernardino Sun, and Redlands Daily Facts, as well as a sign that said “Parking For Italians Only.”
Which was fitting since the employees were wearing aprons with the Italian flag on them. In the market, opera and other kinds of Italian music were playing softly, to provide a more “New York style” deli here in SoCal.
The restaurant was clean and the staff was extremely friendly; they would hold conversations with their regulars, they made you feel welcomed and provided help to any first time visitors like myself.
Being a family-owned and operated business, this attention to detail provided by the staff is something that sets themselves apart from other delicatessens and restaurants in general.
So, is Saverino’s budget friendly? The answer is yes. The prices are appropriate for the food and the service you’ll be experiencing.
Located at 617 W. State Street, Saverino’s is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
They also provide catering for any office parties.
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