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St. Petersburg, Florida: Mazzaro's Italy Photo Ops

Italian food specialty store with lots of photo ops, murals and kitsch. Their famous 1,100 lb. provolone cheese was chopped up in 2015.

Mazzaro Italian Market

2909 22nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL
Northwest corner of 22 Ave. N and 29th St. N.
M-F 9-6, Sa 9-2:30, Su closed. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mazzaro Man.

Mazzaro's Italy Photo Ops

Great food market, bakery, deli, and gift shop. Usually busy, so go early.

[Julie M. Geyer, 03/04/2020]

Shark over the meat counter.

Largest Imported Cheese Gone

The large wheel of cheese is gone. It was taken down a few months ago. Some of it was eaten. The rest was too old (and hard) to eat. It has been replaced by about ten smaller pieces of cheese, all hanging in the same location as the old wheel of cheese.

[signmanjoe, 01/03/2016]

The giant Auricchio Provolone is gone, but Mazzaro's is still worth a stop for its gaudy Italian decor and props, murals, and shark bursting out of the wall over the butcher counter.

Largest imported cheese.

Largest Imported Cheese - Mazzaro

The cheese will be cut one week before Christmas - December 2013

[Charisse, 04/29/2013]

The 1,100 lb. Auricchio Provolone is the "Largest Cheese Ever Shipped to the United States."

Photo ops.

Mazzaro's Largest Imported Cheese

Good photo spots. The store displays the largest cheese ever imported to US.

[Bryce Archibald, 11/10/2012]

A trip to Rome, courtesy of a plywood motor scooter, a 10-ft. tall Mazzaro mama, and a psychedelic art taxi.

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