Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Deli deserves your time, appetite
By Alysia Briscoe
After almost six years of operating in a storefront downtown on North Beach Street, the owners of Rosie's Italian Bakery and Deli made the move this summer around the corner and it appears to have paid off. Frank and Rosemarie "Rosie" Mirino say they experienced a boom in business opening their new and much bigger location in June on Bay street.
Rosie's is a breakfast-and-lunch place that serves authentic Italian goodies. You can dine in, curbside pickup or delivery. They are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take call-in orders until 3:30 p.m. They also cater.
I am extremely picky about my sandwiches/hoagies and the quality that Rosie's dishes out are unmatched. It's like a taste of New York in Florida. They bake their bread fresh in house. Not only that, they have a fully stocked bakery of a wide variety of Italian baked goods and cannoli's that they fill fresh to order. They also carry a wide variety of Italian pantry staples, and they have an olive bar that is too tempting to pass up!
They have 11 different sandwiches both hot and cold. Fair warning this place is not somewhere to go for a small sandwich. Portion sizes are as they call it " ginormous" and I agree. Getting a half of their sandwiches is a full meal for even the hungriest appetites.
My personal favorite (and one for the vegetarian crowd) is their impeccable Tuscany sandwich, which is grilled zucchini, eggplant, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil pesto on a ciabatta roll!
But if vegetables aren't your thing, you have 10 other options to choose from. Prices range from $9.95 to $19.95. I highly recommend their meatball hoagie. The sandwich is huge and they also make the meatballs fresh in house.
Not a fan of sandwiches? Then you are in luck. They also offer salads too!
I have yet to make it there for breakfast, but I have heard nothing but good things about their breakfast sandwiches! So, whether you want to get coffee, a baked good or one of their amazing sandwiches, Rosie's might just be the place for you.
Alysia Briscoe is a Bethune-Cookman University mass communications major and a food blogger.
IF YOU GO:
Who: Rosie's Italian Bakery and Deli
Where: 232 Bay St., Daytona Beach
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Call: (386) 236-8995