Mike’s Deli

Review by: Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

Mike’s Deli in Bronx, NY is the Italian grocery of your dreams! And it’s barely a grocery at that; mostly, it’s a deli counter, packed literally to the rafters with hanging prosciutti, curing dry sausages, cheeses, oils, imported dried pastas, breads and rolls, jars of pickled vegetables… the sights, sounds, and smells cause sensory overload.

There’s a lunch menu where you’ll find dozens of set-piece heroes, both hot and cold, along with platters of pasta or veal, or you can design your own hero, cured pork product by cheese by vegetable. Whatever you order, find an excuse to include some of their fresh and creamy handmade mozzarella. We enjoy it on a sub with that cured pork shoulder and neck known as capicola.

Mike’s is iconic along Arthur Avenue. In fact, if you enter the url arthuravenue.com you will be taken to Mike’s website! Don’t let their fame and wide popularity discourage you, though. We think a visit to Arthur Avenue is not complete without a stop at Mike’s. They share indoor space in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market (instituted decades ago by Mayor LaGuardia) with shops specializing in seafood, cheese, olives, and meats. Most interestingly, you can also watch, close-up, the production of hand-rolled cigars.

What To Eat


Capicola, Fresh Mutz, and Roasted Peppers Hero


Mike’s Deli Recipes


What do you think of Mike’s Deli?

4 Responses to “Mike’s Deli”

The Original Mike's Deli Italian Deli

November 1st, 2021

Hi! This is Mikes Deli!! Just wanted to make a few changes we do serve beer & homemade style wine & yes we have outdoor dining!! all year round! come spend your holidays with us!



    Kaarina Aufranc

    November 11th, 2021

    Thank you for letting us know!



June 19th, 2021

[The Roadfood site seems to have a big problem with the boroughs of NYC. Mike’s is in The Bronx. The site should read “Bronx, NY” not “, NY”.]

Mike’s itself is terrific as are many of the restaurants on Arthur Avenue (in The Bronx).

If you’re going to the Bronx Zoo or to the Botanical Gardens, stop here first and get a sandwich. The food in the zoo is incredibly horrible and expensive. There are plenty of places in the zoo to sit and eat it.


    Kaarina Aufranc

    July 13th, 2021

    Thank you for letting us know! I changed it to Bronx,NY- hopefully this will help the issue.


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