Fertitta’s is an Italian-style delicatessen in Shreveport, Louisiana that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been feeding hungry locals for over 50 years. Sam Fertitta, a second-generation Italian, opened it as a grocery store with a deli counter and it has been family-run ever since. His daughter now runs it.
The item that made Fertitta’s famous is “The Muffy,” their take on a muffuletta after a visit to New Orleans. It’s on a hamburger-style bun with sliced meats, mustard, American cheese, and olive spread. It will set you back only $5. The deli also has a number of other sandwiches made with cold cuts and meatballs, paired with Zapp’s chips.
If You Go
Fertitta’s Delicatessen is located at 1124 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. From the hotels and casinos on the Red River, turn right on Texas Street, left on Common Street, and right onto Fairfield Avenue, where the restaurant will be on your right. They’re open Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2 pm.