Get your appetites ready! The Dirty Italian will be opening its doors on Saturday!

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen us share posts by The Dirty Italian – a South Boston-based small business that creates amazing and delicious charcuterie boards. Well, we’re excited to announce that Talya Pessolano, the woman behind The Dirty Italian, will launch a brick-and-mortar shop on Old Colony Ave. on Saturday, July 22nd.

The menu features a selection of hot and cold sandwiches in sizes Bada Bing and Bada Boom plus a wrap option is also available. Standouts include the Southie Special featuring homemade meatballs, marinara and melted mozzarella, or the DOM with crispy chicken cutlet, melted asiago and pecorino cheese, fresh arugula and lemon dressing. And don’t miss out on the Talya’s Dirty Italian made with peppered ham, mortadella, hot capicola, hot soppressata, hot mix, asiago cheese, lettuce, tomato, EVOO and vinegar.

Check out the full menu below:

For those of you familiar with The Dirty Italian’s meat and cheese boards, they’ll be offering catering too! See menu below!

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The Dirty Italian will be open Tuesday – Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

The Dirty Italian is located at 144 Old Colony Ave.  The website will be live later this week.




  1. MARGARET DelNegro July 17, 2023 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I love this. My daughter and grandaughter will love knowing Nobbys grandaughter is the creator of this fabulous place.
    Good Luck and Congratulations

  2. Ignacio Garcia July 18, 2023 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Good looking in a nice name like me they call me the dirty chef

    • Fiore Grassetti July 27, 2023 at 9:11 am - Reply

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      for those visiting South Boston ☘️ I heard about this young, motivated, dynamic, intelligent, attractive woman from Springfield that decided to follow her childhood dreams of opening a italian gourmet foods store … The Dirty Italian 💚🤍❤️ it’s located on Old Colony Ave in Southie ….Ironworker’s Local 7 union hall is located just across and down the street from there … so having a 5pm meeting last night down there I decided to give it a try ordering the larger size Bada boom …. I ordered off menu …chicken and eggplant parm with fresh mozzarella on a toasted grinder….. they are called subs in Boston and if you want to pretend you a lifetime Southie resident call it a spuckie…. she choose a braided bread with or without sesame seeds .. it perfectly complimented the ingredients…. thick enough to handle the sauce yet light and airy with a awesome textured crust … along with grinders you can choose from assorted prepared entries, there are assorted salads as well as imported cheeses… if your hosting an event, party or gathering there are also catering options … appetizers, hot & cold luncheons, assorted salads, entrees & hot pans… you also have the option to order assorted size charcuterie boards… she will also be hosting cooking & charcuterie classes… I want to wish the owner Talya Pessolano the best of luck with her brick & morter ❤️ p.s. don’t forget to buy a shirt!!

  3. Mike Thomas July 18, 2023 at 7:38 am - Reply

    This place looks good, kinda unassuming.
    but the name , makes it blah.
    Dirty Italian..?
    Remember “chuck and Ann’s”?
    “Phil’s take out”?….
    Even “John’s subs” on old colony Ave. was nick named “dirty John’s”,
    But that was because it was dirty.
    This new place needs a better name.

  4. Felicia July 18, 2023 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Congratulations Talya !! ❤ Best of luck on an exciting new venture!

  5. Channing Melikian July 19, 2023 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Southie won’t be disappointed!!! Talya you are incredible and I can not wait to come in!!!! Boston has no clue what they are about to experience !!

  6. Brendan July 21, 2023 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Who in the world thought tgst was a good name for. Budiness. I’m not Italian, but I find it offensive snd would never go there.

    • Maureen Dahill July 21, 2023 at 9:53 am - Reply

      it means an Italian sub with the works.

  7. mplo July 21, 2023 at 9:56 am - Reply

    This new restaurant sounds like a good place, with some delicious food, but the name of it is awfully offensive-sounding. if I were a person of Italian heritage, I’d certainly be offended by the name given to that restaurant.

    • Maureen Dahill July 21, 2023 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      A dirty Italian means an italian sub with everything in the biz.

  8. Antonia Scibelli July 22, 2023 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Love the Name!!!! Being 100% Italian ! Very creative menu too and looking forward to having an italian deli in Southie!! Best of Luck!

  9. Maria Santinello-Murphy July 23, 2023 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Wow!!!!! Went to the opening and it did not disappoint. The menu look so good , I wanted everything, lol. Love the NAME and plan on going back with friends. Such a cool vibe too! So happy for our neighborhood in Southie!

  10. Cynthia Albano-O'Brien July 23, 2023 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Nice article and we plan on checking “The Dirty Italian” out this week. Cool Story and love the Name of her store too. Best of Luck and exciting location.

  11. Kennedy July 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    So so good! I came in today and I already plan on coming back on Tuesday!!!! Love the store and your Dirty Italian Logo! Best of Luck in Southie!

  12. Tony C. July 25, 2023 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Use it on the menu for the sandwich, but as the name of the establishment? Yikes.

    Maybe consider ‘The Saucy Italian’ in the future?

  13. Phil McKrakin July 26, 2023 at 9:28 am - Reply

    $13 for a sub? What a ripoff!

  14. Guytano D. July 26, 2023 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Amazing sandwiches and affordable prices! Those cheesecake brownies were a delicious treat too. I’ll be back at least once a week as I walk by everyday to work. Cool selection of freezer items that I must try. Happy to have this spot on Old Colony Ave. Your store is very nice and hope you have continued success! The Dirty Italian is the best!!

  15. Dee July 27, 2023 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! Walked in today to the sound of cool italian music, perfect for this store. So many choices it was hard to choose but I went with Talya’s Dirty Italian. I could only eat half because it got me full and my co-worker ate the other half. We both will be returning! The prices are reasonable too and all those treats at the checkout , oh boy! Yum Yum. Your store name is unique/coolD and next time I’ll buy one of your cool T-Shirts.

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