The story of Mario’s, your local butcher in Fort Myers, started in 1954 when Mario Pica came to America from his homeland of Naples, Italy. It was then when Mario, at age 14, started selling fruit on a Brooklyn, New York street corner to make money for his family.

Mario then got a job working at a local pork store. Being the hardworking person he is, Mario took advantage of the opportunity and started learning how to make sausage. Mario then began working for Brooklyn’s famous A & S Pork Store; it was there Mario learned to make fresh mozzarella cheese and other Italian specialties. With the help of Mario, A & S Pork stores started to expand.

Mario opened his first Italian pork store in Long Island in 1967, which led to opening three more stores throughout Long Island and Brooklyn.

Today, the family business is still going strong.  Since 1990, Mario’s Meat Market and Deli has been your local butcher in Fort Myers.  Stop in, meet your local butcher and pick up some of the finest meats and cheeses in town, featuring superior quality poultry, choice beef, pork, and veal.  Mario’s only carries U.S.D.A. Choice Black Angus Beef, as well as Fresh Grade ‘A’ Chicken, and homemade Italian sausage described by many as “the best you’ll ever taste.”

Along with meats and cheeses, Mario’s offers a broad array of deli items such as pasta salad, antipasto, specialty wraps, meatballs, specialty salads, cold heroes and hot heroes.

Mario’s is not only your local butcher, we’re also your local Italian grocery, offering a wide selection of wines, pasta, produce, oils, spices and other sundries you would like to complete your authentic Italian meal.

In the mood for an amazing Italian dessert?  Try a delicious chocolate eclair, rainbow cookie, Italian ricotta cheesecake, or a decadent slice of cassata cake.

Stop by Mario’s today, where there is something for everyone!