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Fossati's Delicatessen: Oldest deli in Texas

Jan. 31, 2011 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 1, 2011 at 8:02 p.m.

Located at 302 S. Main St. in downtown Victoria, Fossati's Delicatessen offers a variety of lunch items and desserts.

After nearly 130 years in the deli business, you know Fossati's Delicatessen knows how to make a sandwich.

The downtown restaurant, serving the freshest meats and delectable desserts, is open for lunch on weekdays.

Fossati's was opened by Italian immigrant Fraschio "Frank" Napoleon Fossati in 1882, making it the oldest deli in Texas. The once no-women-allowed establishment is now run by Fossati's granddaughters, Cathy Wyatt and Therese Bomersbach.

The kitchen is operated by the family and its menu has expanded to include sandwiches, soups, salads, lasagna and more.

With an all-wood interior and exterior, the deli has retained that feel for its historic roots.

Voted last year's "Best Business Lunch Location" in the Victoria Advocate Best Of contest, Fossati's has made itself a staple in the Victoria community with its friendly staff and clean, minimalist atmosphere.

The deli, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is also available for private dinner functions.

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