Our favorite place to eat in Murphy, NC is definitely the Italian Caffe & Deli. Piero (Peter) and his lovely wife, Pietra, are originally from Italy, but fortunately for us have settled down here in the Cherokee County, North Carolina Mountains. This is a family run business and their son-in-law, Jack, and their nephew, Marco also work here. You’ll always find their granddaughter, Jayden helping Pietra or her mom, Jackie, in the kitchen too - even though she’s only five. This is a true Italian family business.
This is the display case of the hand made fresh cakes, cheesecake, cannoli and tiramisu...makes your mouth water doesn't it? We always leave the Italian Caffe overly stuffed so we usually get a piece, or maybe two, to take home for the next night.
Everything is made fresh and the red sauce is the best! Their Lunch Buffet that changes daily, but always has a salad bar, soup, vegetable, potato, pasta, three meat dishes, three different pizzas, mini sandwiches and rolls. All that for $5.99… can you see why it’s so hard to go back to work after a lunch feast like this? You won’t find a better pizza anywhere either.
Italian Caffé & Deli
4195 W US Highway 64, Murphy NC