Verdi’s Italian Market: Under the Radar Authentic Italian

IMG_9512.jpgWhen you think of Italian food you might just think of Olive Garden, but you may not know there is an authentic Italian market right here in northeast Ohio! Verdi’s Italian Market is one the best-kept secrets in all of Mentor, Ohio. Not only does Verdi’s offer an extensive menu of made to order sandwiches, homemade entrees, and salads but they also have a grocery market, gift shop, bakery and offer catering. Verdi’s is a family owned business with a wonderful, friendly, kind and knowledgeable staff who will make you feel at home and remember you each time you come back.


Next time you are in the area and are thinking of getting a sub somewhere don’t settle for Subway head to Verdi’s Italian market! Sandwich prices range from $5.25 to $6.75  and they have something for everyone even multiple vegetarian-friendly subs. My favorite sub is The Purple Gang which is an eggplant parmesan sub. Some of the names of the other subs are super creative such as “The Wiseguy” and “Sleep With the Fishes”. I don’t know about you but those names alone make me want to try the sandwiches. Verdi’s also serves authentic Italian coffees that are a must try. You may not immediately think “hey, I should get a coffee at an Italian market” but try it! I have seriously stopped here from time to time just to get a coffee.


Verdi’s serves items to go or to eat there. During my last visit, I ordered the Eggplant Roulettes off their entree menu, 2 of them are $4.00. The prices at Verdi’s are more than reasonable. If you are looking for a quick bite, this is the place to go. typically you don’t have to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes to get your food if you are super hungry. The staff is super quick, it’s always busy in there and they handle it like it is a breeze.

Verdi’s offers a large selection of fresh bakery items & Gelato for dessert. Pizzas are also available in personal pan size or large sheet pizzas for events. Their catering menu offers sandwich trays, pasta, salads, lasagna and much more. You can even ask them for more details on other items if you had something else in mind for your next catered event.

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Verdi’s Italian Market is located at:

8720 Mentor Ave Mentor, Ohio 44060

Free Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday:  9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday:  Closed

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