Catalano on Main Ave. in Scranton is an old-school Italian market. Stepping inside is like walking into the past, where you’ll find shelves lined with imported olive oils and tins of biscotti, salamis and cheeses wrapped and suspended from the ceiling, and smiling faces ready to help with any request. Most importantly, however, you’ll find the deli counter where they make the famous Catalano hot or mild Italian hoagie.
With fresh bread, rich provolone cheese, salami and capicola sliced fresh that same morning, and reasonable prices, these renowned hoagies have been a local lunch staple for decades. You can also get your dessert fix with their Italian cookies or Italian ice.