Graham Ave. Meats & Deli

445 Graham Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

  • Mon.–Sat., 8am–7pm; Sun., 8am–6pm

Neighborhood fixture Michael "Mike the Butcher" Virtuoso opened Graham Ave. Meats & Deli in the '80s, and his family took it over upon his death in 2012—adhering to the same quality of service, sandwiches, prepared Italian specialties (lasagna, arancini, meatballs, eggplant parm) and freshly butchered pork and beef. If you don't live in Williamsburg, your main reason to step inside is for the sandwiches, behemoth loaves stuffed with a variety of cold cuts, cheese and vegetables, judiciously enhanced with herbs, olive oil, secret-recipe chile oil, piquant vinegar and diced hot peppers. One is enough for two meals. While you're deciding from the display cases of possibilities, a slice of dreamy mortadella may be offered to persuade you toward the Godfather or the Willie Special. You will not go wrong with either. To complete the old-school experience, feed a coin into the candy dispenser on your way out.



  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $
  • Italian


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