Counter Culture: New Yorkers would feel at home in Dominick’s
Source: The Sacramento Bee
By Allen Pierleoni
Published: Jan. 29, 2010

We were inside Dominick’s New York Pizza & Deli in Folsom, taking in the aroma of pizza bubbling in the stone oven, looking around the spacious, expertly decorated room. We liked what we saw.

“You are absolutely transported into an upscale New York pizzeria-delicatessen,” owner Dominick Bellizzi said on the phone later. On one of our visits, a cook behind the counter was tossing pizza dough high in the air and deftly catching it, a rare sight at local pizzerias. “A family was in here and the kids were saying, ‘Look, Dad, he’s throwing it into the air!’ ” Bellizzi recalled with a chuckle.

On another visit, we spotted an item seen on the menus of very few Italian restaurants: arancini (“little oranges”) or rice balls. Risotto is cooked, seasoned and formed into orange-size balls, then stuffed with meat, cheese and peas, dipped in egg wash, coated with bread crumbs and fried. The dish dates to 10th century Sicily, and we wondered how the arancini made in those days would stack up against these. [click to continue…]

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Counter Culture: Dominick’s expands to pizza territory
The Sacramento Bee
By Allen Pierleoni
Published: August 14, 2009

Got a call from Dominick Bellizzi the other day with some good news, mostly for those who live in the Folsom area.

You’ll recall that Bellizzi and his wife, Raquel, landed in Sacramento by way of New Jersey and opened the excellent Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli in 2004 (8621 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay; 916-786-3355 or www.dominicksmarketdeli.com). They followed that by expanding into the space next door with Dominick’s Italian Trattoria, which serves heartier food from a bursting menu (pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak).  Now Bellizzi plans to open Dominick’s New York Pizza & Deli in the space vacated in July by Mama Ann’s Italian Market & Deli (187 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom). [click to continue…]

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A Dream Come True Bellizzis open Italian Trattoria, addition to Italian Market and Deli Granite Bay View By Brenda Meadows “When the food is genuine and the vino divine, you’re at Dominick’s,” I sang to the tune of “That’s Amore.” Meanwhile, Dean Martin crooned through speakers at the new Italian Trattoria that Dominick and Raquel [...]

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Granite Bay boasts a slice of Italy with Dominick’s Counter Culture: Deli’s the Real Deal The Sacramento Bee By Allen O. Pierleoni – Assistant Entertainment Editor Food & Ambience: 4 Stars! Raquel and Dominick Bellizzi own and operate Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli in Granite Bay. Italy has given the world Leonardo and Michelangelo, the [...]

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Fork on the road Sacramento Magazine March 2005 By Steve Larosa Getting your Italian fix has never been this easy. Webster’s defines delicatessen as a shop where cooked meats, cheeses, salads, relishes, etc. are sold. I define delicatessen as a place around the corner form my grandmother’s house in Boston that has sawdust on a [...]

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Market and Deli Opens in Granite Bay Granite Bay Press-Tribune January 2004 Dominick’s Italian Market and Deli has opened in the Granite Bay Village Shopping Center, located at 8521 Auburn-Folsom Road in Granite Bay. The market features Italian specialty sandwiches, hot and cold prepared food, gourmet deli offerings, meats and sausages, fresh mozzarella and other [...]

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Dining Writer’s Pick:  Best New Deli Sacramento Magazine August 2004 by Gloria Glyer Dominick’s Italian Market and Deli.  The best of the new when it comes to delis is Dominick’s Italian Market and Deli. The fragrance of the food at this stylish deli makes you want to stay all day and work your way through [...]

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Letters to the Sacramento Bee Deli-cious, April 2004 Anne Rice – Galt, CA Thanks to (assistant entertainment editor Allen Pierleoni) for his wonderful article about Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli (“Deli’s the real deal,” “Counter Culture,” Friday Ticket, April 30).  He was so convincing about how wonderful it was that I drove all the way [...]

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Old Italy Focus for Local Deli What’s on the Menu Fall/Winter 2004 By Brenda Meadows For a touch and tase of old Italy, try Dominick’s Italian Market and Deli at 8621 Auburn-Folsom Road. Actually, I teased Dominick about his “southern” cooking since his family is from the “tip of the boot” near Sicily.  Menu and [...]

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Dominick’s Authentic Italian Eatery Roseville Style, December 2004 By Melisa Giordano Roden As a full-glooded Italian constantly on the lookout for an authentic Italian eatery, I was very excited to hear about Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli.  They not only offer a wide variety of hot and cold appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts that [...]

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