#TuesdayTakeover: Springfield’s South End, Italian Roots Run Deep Here
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SPRINGFIELD’S SOUTH END
WHERE CULTURE AND COMMUNITY MEET…
One of Springfield’s most beautiful neighborhoods and one of its most culturally diverse, the South End is home to dozens of restaurants, retail shops, and businesses. It has long been home to Springfield’s Italian community, and it remains so today being home to Ciro’s Restaurant, Frigo’s, and Mom and Rico’s, among many others. The past few years it has exploded into a diverse community and an entertainment hotspot being home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and MGM Springfield.
CELEBRATE ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH THESE SOUTH END RESTAURANT SPOTS
MOM AND RICO’S
Mom and Rico’s is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach. The shelves are packed with wine bottles, coffee beans, imported specialty products, and pasta, while every single inch of wall space is covered with old pictures and news clippings Rico has saved over the years.
Downtown favorite: Ham and Cheese on a water roll, with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Only $1.43, sam price since 1976.
From the northern village of Dolo, Italy to the banks of the Connecticut River, the Frigo family has upheld many traditions and family recipes. They have been serving Western Massachusetts since the 1950s with the highest quality service and specialty foods. You will find a unique offering of imported groceries, cheeses, wines and a vast array of prepared foods of outstanding quality.
Downtown favorite: The Downtown grinder, deluxe roast beer, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, and mustard or oil and vinegar.
Milano’s is a family owned and locally operated deli serving Springfield authentic Italian food since 1968. Partnering with local butchers and curating as well as making their own cheeses, they have the best and authentic Italian foods in town. They serve many delicious meats, sandwiches and subs, cheeses and family dinners. They are part of the fabric of our community and plan to continue serving you delicious food for years to come.
Downtown favorite: Chicken Nikki Specialty Sandwich, chicken cutlet, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and pickles
AC Main Street Market is proud to deliver Springfield Massachusetts residents the finest quality of imported Italian meats, artisan cheeses, savory olive oils and vinegars, fresh fruits and specialty products. They offer gorgeous fruit and gourmet baskets perfect for gifts and holidays.
Downtown favorite: Hot pastrami flatbread, hot grilled pastrami served with spicy brown mustard, lettuce, tomato, and Swiss cheese.
Since 1946, La Fiorentina Pastry Shop has been serving some of the best Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, and more to the Western mass Community.
Downtown favorite: the cannolis OF COURSE
RED ROSE PIZZERIA
Red Rose is known for pizza! They still make their pizza the same way as they did in 1963. They make their own dough from scratch in 200 pound batches four or more times a day. Their “house recipe” pizza is topped pepperoni, mixed red and green sweet peppers and mozzarella cheese, lots of mozzarella cheese. Each week they use a ton or more of mozzarella. They offer many other toppings for our pizzas – the full list is included in our menu. Since 1987 their pizza has been voted “Best in the Valley”
Downtown favorite: Their House Pizza with the House Salad
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