LaRosa’s is legendary in Hartford. Since 1930, four generations of LaRosas have been providing the best house-made Italian sausage (mild, medium or hot) than you’ve ever had in your entire life. Their chicken parmesan sandwich will pretty much ruin all other chicken parm sandwiches for you forever. If you’re there for lunch, you order from these amazing Italian ladies behind the deli counters and pull up a chair at the handful of tiny tables in the center of the market. If you decide to grab ingredients and cook for yourself at home, the market offers a great little selection of specialty tomatoes, dried pastas, cheeses, olives and of course, that unbelievable, never use anything else ever again, sausage.

Photos lovingly borrowed from LaRosa Marketplace.


94 Brown Street
Hartford, CT 06114