Image: Deli Counter is in the back.
The Italian Deli, market and excellent wine shop is open. If you are fed up with Whole Foods, they might have that Italian gourmet specialty item you are looking for. You can order sandwiches and salads online HERE.
Before Times Review:
First Visited: July 2019
A. Litteri rolled over ownership recently, but it retains its old-school Italian deli feel. The shop first opened in 1926 and moved to this location in 1932. The red and yellow cans guide you along a path to the back of the shop where there is a deli counter. There you can order sandwiches and salads to go, along with other deli items and catering choices. Many consider this place to be one of – if not the – best sandwich spots in D.C. Others bemoan tweaks that happened since the ownership change to say the place has lost its primacy. In either case, it is still really good and worth a trip.
It should be noted that it has a really good wine selection, something we flagged in our growing list of great neighborhood wine shops. It is heavy on Italy, but it can cover other bases.
Whether you are looking for a sub, bottle of wine, or just love to stand in the middle of Italian delis, A. Litteri can take care of you.
Rating: Worth Taking a Walk
Neighborhood: Union Market (South of the main hall)
Address: 517 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Reservations: Walk-in. No tables.
Washington Post: DC’s best Italian sub list in 2017
Washingtonian: No coverage found?
Washington City Paper: Best Sandwich List 2016.