If you’re missing Il Scalino, the delicatessen offshoot of La Scala Ristorante in Little Italy that closed last summer, all is not lost. La Scala has recently introduced a new salumeria menu, providing patrons with the same wonderful Italian cheeses and imported meats to eat at the restaurant or to take home.
The restaurant has even incorporated one of the old deli cases in its décor, says Lynn Cipollone, La Scala’s marketing coordinator. You can choose from cheeses like taleggio, pecorino Toscano, and grana padano, and meats like prosciutto di Parma, speck, and mortadella. The cost is $4.95 each, three for $12.95, four for $16.95, and five for $20.95.
In the meantime, Max’s Empanadas has moved into the Il Scalino spot on South High Street. Stop by for a taste of Argentina in Little Italy. Don’t miss the traditional coconut-and-dulce-de-leche tart. With a cup of cappuccino, it’s a perfect afternoon treat.