Pasquale’s Deli in Damascus was born from a long and rich history of pizza and sub making in Montgomery County, Maryland. The three owner-brothers, Dennis, Patrick and Chris, are following in the footsteps of their father, Pasquale (Pat) Maggi, who managed several restaurants in Rockville and Wheaton in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. In 1975, Pat Maggi bought out his employer and opened the doors to Maggi’s Pizza and Sub Shop in Wheaton, a place frequented and revered by locals until it’s closing in the mid 1980’s.
In the years since their Dad sold Maggi’s, the three sons have ventured, separately or as partners, into numerous food venues as far away as Michigan and locally in Maryland and Virginia. From pizza and subs to cafés, and crab trucks to blues BBQ’s, Dennis, Patrick and Chris have successfully run food establishments themselves for nearly 30 years.
In March of 2010, the brothers decided to team up again to honor their father’s memory and opened the doors to Pasquale’s Deli at 26315 Ridge Road in Historic Damascus, Maryland. Along with their Dad’s famous and highly sought after pizza, they serve classic Italian subs and sandwiches, gourmet sandwiches, pasta dishes, various salads, plus desserts. Made fresh daily, Pasquale’s authentic Italian breads, Cannoli’s and cookies are second to none.
Not surprisingly, many of the patrons who frequented Maggi’s in the 70’s and 80’s come to visit the Deli in Damascus. Some come to reminisce, some to share memories, but they all come to savor another taste of Pat Maggi’s traditions, and, as one might expect, the brothers have incorporated some new traditions of their own.
A quick ride North of the Beltway on I-270, then a short ride East on Rt. 27 (Ridge Road) puts you in the heart of Damascus. Not only will you enjoy the ride, you will look for excuses to return over and over again! It really is that good. Go, you will love it!
Pasquale’s Deli – Website: PasqualesDeli.com
26315 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
Summer Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: Closed
Story and Photos used with permission, Copyright 2012, Trisha (Maggi) Milburn
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