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potent357
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Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
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I couldn't tell you how many of his muffalettas I have eaten over the years. Best in town by far. Always had to get them to go because he was always sitting at the only table in the place on Florida Boulevard.
Glad they finally moved a few years back.


BooDreaux
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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
Can't even read the obit/article since they want me to subscribe

Thanks for posting info.


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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
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Anthony Saia, the co-founder of the beloved Baton Rouge staple Anthony's Italian Deli, has died, his family announced on Sunday.

"It is with great sadness and very [heavy] hearts that we announce the death of Anthony. He died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning," said the post on the Anthony's Italian Deli Facebook page. "Thank you to all of our family and friends near and far for reaching out with your condolences. He was a great husband, a loving father, an awesome and caring grandfather, a thoughtful brother and generous friend. He was always there for all of us. We will miss you, Poppy."


Saia was born in the Sicilian town of Cefalu and arrived in Baton Rouge in 1971 with his wife, Maria, not long after their marriage in Maria's hometown of Bergamo near Milan, Italy.

The husband and wife opened Anthony's Italian Deli in 1978 in the Broadwood Shopping Center off Florida Boulevard, where it built up a loyal following for its muffalettas, Italian sandwiches and freshly made pasta dishes — and built a little mystique due to its small space and tough to find location. In early 2015, the business relocated from Florida Boulevard to its current, larger location in Mid City, near the intersection of Government Street and Jefferson Highway.

In recent years, Anthony Saia left the management and daily operations of Anthony's Italian Deli to Maria and their two children, Marco and Margaret.


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potent357
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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
Open it in an incognito window on Chrome.


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LouisianaLady
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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
Sad news. The son who is usually there is one of the kindest people you will interact with around town.


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Ric Flair
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Charlotte
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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
I’m guessing they are part of the extended family of the football coach and the guy who started the Saia trucking/logistics company?

I never heard of this place, but wish I had when I was in Baton Rouge.


CHEDBALLZ
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South Central LA
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re: Anthony Saia, founder of Anthony's Italian Deli, has died
Saia Truck lines have been around almost 100 years.


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