Of course I was excited to learn about a new deli called ~CALABRIA BROS.~, opening this weekend, on Saturday April 10th. Two Italian-American (and Calabrese) friends who were born and raised in San Francisco, Steve Maraccini and Mike Tufo, will be offering a variety of Italian deli sandwiches, a daily fresh-made pasta, and an additional hot entrée, like polenta and sausage, or roasted chicken. They will also be selling imported Italian dry goods, Italian desserts, frozen pastas, house-made focaccia, and pastries in the morning, plus Caffe Roma coffee and espresso.
There are three special house sandwiches: the Calabria Bros. (prosciutto, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, garlic spread, on sour French); the Hot Calabrese (Calabrese salame, hot coppa, pepper jack, and hot garlic spread on a ciabatta roll); and the Forza Verde (roasted peppers and tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, garlic spread, on sweet French). They will be getting their bread from Boudin. Opening hours for now are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and Sat 9am-3pm. 2249 17th St. at Utah, 415-863-1213.