Italian groceries in Baltimore shine at the holidays and beyond

Dec 18, 2015 704

by Kit Waskom Pollard


About three times a year — and always just before Christmas — Ron Frezzo, his wife, Camille, and their family, including grown daughter Cristina, travel from Silver Spring to Baltimore, where they raid the aisles at Trinacria Italian Deli on North Paca Street before heading to lunch in Little Italy.

"We buy olive oil, tomatoes, wine — because the prices are spectacular — fresh breads, pasta," says Frezzo. Growing up in New York, he says, shops like Trinacria existed "on every other corner," but these days in the D.C. suburbs, they are harder to find, making the family's pilgrimages necessary to stock his kitchen.

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