Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Deli

Win­ner: Nar­ducci’s Deli at 2402 E. Dauph­in St.

Though the shop might be a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look—the sign out front blew away in a storm — Star  read­ers re­membered Nar­ducci’s Deli in this year’s con­test. 

The deli has been serving loc­als since 1984, and in that time, said Angie Na­ducci—daugh­ter of own­er Tony Nar­ducci—the fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated deli has been sup­por­ted by a group of reg­u­lar cus­tom­ers she said she’s proud to call friends. 

“We have a lot of reg­u­lars. Some of them we see every day,” she said. “You end up know­ing so much about each oth­er. You know their per­son­al lives, and they know yours.” 

While the deli of­fers sand­wiches and ho­agies, Nar­ducci said that the most pop­u­lar items in the shop are the pizza ba­gels and pizza pret­zels that they make fresh.

“That’s what we sell the most of,” she said. 

When the fam­ily learned they were se­lec­ted to win the award thanks to read­ers’ votes, Nar­ducci said she was flattered and thanked the com­munity. 

“Every­one here is so nice,” she said with a grin.

Nar­ducci’s Deli can be con­tac­ted at 215-634-1177, and found on Face­book by search­ing for “Nar­ducci’s/Tony’s.”

-Hay­den Mit­man

Run­ner Up: Best Deli at 2616 E. Le­high Ave.

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