South Bay foodies may have mourned the recent closing of the venerable Cosentino's Market on Bascom Avenue in San Jose, but the building is now open for business again under the Lunardi's banner.
Like Cosentino's, Lunardi's Markets is a small, local chain of family-run grocery stores. The store's founder, Alfredo Lunardi, immigrated from Italy in the 1950. The new location will look familiar to many former Cosentino's shoppers. The store layout remains mostly the same as when it was Cosentino's, with a large selection of fresh produce, a full-service butcher counter and deli, and an in-house bakery. Many of the same butchers and cashiers are still working there. While the store carries many Italian specialities -- such as freshly made pasta, breads and a wide variety of gourmet sauces and canned tomatoes, such as the San Marzano brand from Italy-- there is also a wide variety of Asian products, fresh sushi, as well as a large display of Kosher specialties, just in time for Passover.
This Lunardi's branch is the eighth in the chain, which also has locations in Los Gatos, Belmont, Burlingame, San Bruno, Danville and Walnut Creek.
You can find a coupon for $5 off of a $50 purchase in Monday's print-edition of the San Jose Mercury News. Also, the store is running some grand opening specials, such as Buy One, Get One Free on its house label ice cream, made by San Jose's own Treat Ice Cream Company.
2666 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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