Our Loyal Customers...
Customer Reviews on YELP.com
"What a cool little store tucked away in a small plaza on Gulf-to-Bay. I've driven by it countless times over the years and never noticed it before. It finally caught my eye so I had to stop in check it out. As many small ethnic grocers as there are in the area, I don't recall any being more packed with various products than Plateroti. They carry most every possible thing one could need for authentic Italian cooking. Friendly & helpful staff, too, and he gave me some recommendations I've added to my shopping list for my next visit. If you love to cook, you need to check it out." Rich, Clearwater, FL
"Nice family-run Italian deli featuring standard Italian imported foods, great prices, great fresh bread, good selection of cured meats, cheese and pastas...frozen ravioli are excellent...parking street-side is challenging, but they have a lot round back." Austin, San Diego, CA
"Great Italian Imports! Have you tired the Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil yet? When near, I stop in to buy something and don't forget the sfoigiatelle. The wonderful aromas within will have you returning again and again." Mike, Amsterdam, NY
Customer Reviews on URBANSPOON.com
"Plateroti's has the most delicious homemade marinara sauce, meatballs, and gourmet meatballs (with a cube of mozzarella in the middle). I've shopped here for hears. Plateroti's stocks specialty Italian items I can't find elsewhere, certainly not locally, and everything Plateroti's sells is amazingly fresh. Their variety of imported foods - olive oils and wines for example - is incredible. The cheeses are fabulous. And the breads - well, I try to ignore them because they're addictive. None of the specialty shops, either in Pinellas or Hillsboro, carries the variety or quality of Italian items I find here." Carol, Tampa Bay, FL
"It seems that some olive oil companies, like the big corporate ones that line the shelves at my local supermarket chain, have been scamming consumers by selling them lower grade oils. The most notable culprit is Rapeseed Oil which has been doctored chemically to become undetectable. Sal reached behind his counter and got out a well used report that explained which companies have done it and what they’ve done. It absolutely blew my mind. Here I was spending 20-30 dollars on what I thought was olive oil but in fact was an oil that does not offer the same health benefits. I mind as well have been slathering my dishes with butter. Sal’s oil was 100 percent olive oil. He was willing to put his reputation on the line and offered us a chance to smell and taste it before we bought any. During our conversation a number of other people entered and left with bottles of the San Giuliano. Each one swore by it, one even suggesting that she gave it out for Christmas presents to her family members and they were all pestering for more. After much debate I decided to get two, one for salads one for cooking." Tender, Clearwater, FL