Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli is Salt Lake City’s leading purveyor of distinctive Regional Italian and Southern European foods. Tony Caputo, Caputo’s proprietor, and his son Matt, are locally renowned for their ability to select and create delectable and authentic food products from Italy, Spain, Greece, France and other Southern European countries.
In the Market, Caputo's proudly displays the largest selection of Italian and Southern European foods in Utah. In addition to the vast array of olive oils, olives, pasta, vinegars, antipasti and thousands of other specialty grocery items, Caputo's has recently made the following major advancements toward solidifying their position as one of the best specialty food markets in America:
Cheese Cave: Caputo's state of the art cheese cave is one of only a handful in the country. Many complex systems are set in place to replicate the perfect environment for aging cheeses. It allows Caputo's to offer over 200 perfectly fresh farmstead cheeses. Cheese fanatics are welcome to drool as they peer through the huge glass wall into the cave.
Old-World Butcher Shop:
We love meat. So it’s no coincidence that when we came across the likes of talented chef Frody Volgger whose love of meat rivals ours, that a butcher shop would be born.
Volgger hails from the northern Alto-Adige region of Italy where Germanic and Italian cultures influence the food and it usually hinges around great fresh cuts of meat and cured and smoked meat products.
We offer fresh cuts of meat expertly butchered by Volgger himself as well as frozen cuts. We source ONLY pasture-raised (i.e. free range) heritage breeds of cow, pig, lamb, and more from local microranches. These guys not only cherish their animals, but they also cherish the land they use.
Great meat is the cornerstone to any good salami and sausage. Volgger’s cured and smoked creations are mouthwatering and irresistible – just ask our crew. They’re happy to not only give you a sample, but sing praises about Volgger’s talent and dedication to creating meltingly good Speck, Jagdwurst, and an amazing like of fresh sausage (pork and lamb) using all local animals.
Chocolate Central: Caputo's offers the largest selection of ultra premium chocolate in the United States, with over 300 different chocolate bars, including those most respected in the who's who of chocolatiers. Ask about the "chocolate file" and sample any bar. Caputo's is also the exclusive outlet in Utah for the best filled chocolates in the U.S., Chocolatier Blue. A gorgeous beveled glass case houses Chocolatier Blue's little masterpieces, which he hand makes using the world's best ingredients, including Amedei chocolate, a 77% butterfat, unpasteurized cream, fleur de sel sea salt and organic fruits and nuts.
The Deli is a bustling neighborhood lunch spot where customers line up out the door for a selection of made-to-order sandwiches, salads and pasta. Sandwiches are prepared on crusty Italian peasant bread, focaccia, or ciabatta, and with high quality meats and cheeses and other Regional Italian and Southern European ingredients fresh from their own Market.
Tony’s commitment to quality has won Caputo’s a myriad of awards, such as:
The signature sandwich, “The Caputo,” has been named third best sandwich in America by FHM magazine. It has also been awarded the title of best sandwich in Utah by the American Sandwich cookbook. The Meatball sandwich was also picked as one of the top ten sandwiches in America by Unlimited magazine.
Founded in 1997 in the heart of Salt Lake City’s historic Italian and Greek neighborhood, Caputo’s has become a Salt Lake City institution. Located in the same building as Carlucci’s Bakery and Aquarius Fish Market, it is a regular stop for “foodies,” lunch patrons, and cultural enthusiasts alike.