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Stasio's Italian Deli in the Milk District

Freshly made breads and pizzas, coffee bar, restaurant, and mini Italian grocery store will all be featured in Stasios.



We told you in January that Stasio's Italian Deli & Market would be opening at the corner of Robinson & Bumby at 2320 E. Robinson Street in the frontmost window-clad space of a three-space building. According to the owners, it's expected to open late July/early August.


The glass counter will offer sandwiches made to order, a full espresso bar, pizza, breakfast sandwiches and hot breakfasts, and freshly made bread. The market shelves will be stocked with products imported from Italy like olive oils, balsamic vinegars, prosciutto, pasta, seasonings, snacks, and wine. 


The building is in The Milk District, home of a clutch of small businesses including bars, vintage clothing shops, smoke shops and restaurants.


Lou Palo, one of the owners, is from Connecticut and his wife is from Italy. The whole family including children will be working in the deli and market.  The named "Stasio" is a family surname.  The space will primarily be a grab and go business with a deli counter and a grocery area. A few seats will be available. Catering services will also be offered.


Palo has been in the restaurant biz in Orlando for 33 years. He's owned 3 restaurants: 

  1. Maldonado on Chickasaw & Lake Underhill

  2. Louis and Maria's on E. Colonial. That space sat 150 seats and had a bar. 

  3. Valdiano Pizzeria in Wateford Lakes


The building in which the deli and market is housed has two other spaces containing National Real Estate (the owners of the building and creators of the Hourglass District) and a back warehouse space.





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