HAMMONTON – Bagliani’s Market has been named a “Real Philly Deli” by Dietz & Watson.
The local market is now featured on two billboards along I-95 near Lincoln Financial Field, and on www.realphillydeli.com. The family run Italian market also has been featured in other Dietz & Watson promotions, such as in Philadelphia Magazine.
One billboard includes a photo of Joe Sabatino, “The Cheese Man” at Bagliani’s, and Paul Bagliani is pictured on the other billboard.
According to the Real Philly Deli website, “Philly’s iconic neighborhoods give the city its character and personality. At the center of each neighborhood is the corner deli. Unpretentious and hardworking, they are Philly.”
Bagliani’s Market was selected by Dietz & Watson for their “Real Philly Deli” ad campaign that highlights the 75th anniversary of the Philadelphia-based Dietz & Watson. Other Philadelphia and New Jersey shops also were selected said Paul Bagliani of Bagliani’s Market.
“They promoted us as a ‘Real Philly Deli’ and they recognized us as one of the few delis that they advertise for within their advertisements,” said store manager A.J. Bagliani. “They selected us and promoted us out of all the stores they are in. It was a pretty big deal to us.”
“It was nice for them to recognize us because they had a lot of places to choose from and we were one of the few,” continued A.J.
The market was opened on Twelfth Street in 1959 by Francis and Maria Bagliani, with help from Francis’ father, Frank Bagliani. The goal was to create a grocery store where customers could receive one-on-one service as they shopped for a variety of Italian specialties.
Today, his sons work to continue the tradition. Francis Bagliani III is the president and produce buyer; A.J. Bagliani is the store manager and buyer; and Stephen Bagliani is kitchen and prepared food manager. The store is peppered with many other family members and loyal employees who strive to keep that “old neighborhood” feeling alive at the Hammonton market.
Inside, Bagliani’s customers will find a full line of Dietz and Watson deli meats. Order sliced meat to take home, or feast on one of the market’s signature subs. Some choices include the Godfather Sub with prosciutto, sopressata, dry cured capocola, sharp provolone and marinated eggplant; the Tuscano Sub with Genoa salami, mortadella, prosciutto and sharp provolone or the Milano Sub with imported ham, sopressata, sharp provolone, homemade olive spread and marinated eggplant. They also offer prepared chicken, hot subs, burgers, salads and several side orders.
A full line of fresh meats and cut-to-order specialties are available in the meat department, and customers are still eager for their share of Bagliani’s famous Italian sausage, meatballs and braciole that are made daily with the same family recipe that was used when the store opened in 1959.
The market has such a vast array of artisanal cheeses that they employ a cheese specialist, Joe Sabatino. He is available to answer any questions you may have and works for hours every year aging the store’s famous provolone. They usually have four 400-pound logs of provolone available in December. A party is held annually when the first slice is made in one of the oversized provolones.
Bagliani’s Market carries a full line of Italian specialty grocery items, including homemade pasta and Italian seafood favorites, such as baccala. Fresh produce that is often organic and locally grown is stocked daily. Customers will find everything from common to exotic produce.
Fresh bread and rolls are delivered daily and are supplied by Formica Bros. Bakery, Del Buono’s Bakery, Liscio’s Bakery and Calandra’s Bakery.
For more information, visit Bagliani’s Market at 417 Twelfth St., Hammonton; call (609) 561-0693 or visit www.baglianis.com. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.