Tenuta’s Deli

Open Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

About This Business

Since 1950 we have been serving Kenosha and the surrounding communities with outstanding authentic Italian foods. If you aren’t in town and able to experience our product you can take advantage of our new website.  As always if you can’t find what you are looking for online, please give us a call. Our staff is happy to answer your questions or take an order over the phone.

Our History

In 1920, John N. Tenuta left Italy to seek his fortune in the United States. His dream was to open his own business… and that dream was realized when Tenuta’s Delicatessen opened its doors on April 1st, 1950.

Together, John and his wife Lydia ran the small corner store, (at that time just a bit larger than a two-car garage) that served malts and sundaes; it also had a small deli counter and a single aisle to provide grocery items to their customers. In time, John’s only son, Ralph, became chief promoter for the store. Since then, a third generation of Ralph’s seven children has been involved to various degrees in the operation. All the siblings have helped in the store from the time they were old enough to sort bottles and sweep the parking lot. Today and for the last 20 years, Ralph’s son Chris is the current owner.

Over the years the store has been remodeled and expanded several times to accommodate its growing selection of specialty merchandise.  Today, things  have certainly changed, but our commitment to quality and the best possible customer service has always remained the same.

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3203 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI, 53144


Monday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM