by Stacey Kuhns
I had heard good things about Roma Market in Escondido, so a friend and I went and checked it out. Roma Market is located at 1054 W. Valley Parkway, in Escondido and they are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
I was surprised at how small the market is, but it is definitely packed with Italian treasures. The layout is great and the store is extremely clean. They have a small produce section and the produce looked wonderful. They also have a selection of wines and beers. Their displays are beautiful.
They also offer a variety of funny T-shirts.
Their pasta selections are amazing. There is freshly made pasta in their refrigerator/freezer sections along with packaged pastas on the shelves. The items are definitely a bit pricey, but they have many unusual items not found in regular markets.
And of course they have many bottled as well as fresh pasta sauces to choose from. They have a deli counter where you can order a variety of items including coffees, gelato, sandwiches, salads, meats, breads, Italian dishes, and desserts. Everything looks delicious.
We ordered the meatball sub and the hoagie. Both were so good. The counter staff were very friendly and the service was excellent.
Roma Market also has a wide variety of cheeses and salads to choose from.
The deli counter had samples of Parmaggiano Reggiano which was so yummy, we had to purchase some.
My friend tried the marinated mushrooms and I tried the Sicilian salad. Both were lovely.
They have a nice assortment of prepared foods to pick up for a meal, picnic, or anything else. And the foods are quality foods, not just your everyday run of the mill prepared items found at your local grocery store.
There are plenty of items that would also make great holiday gifts.
My friend and I decided we will both return here many times. It was fun just to walk the aisles and look at all the different products.