Manhattan’s oldest neighborhood butcher is making a splash on the East End
Since 1900, the family-run butcher S. Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meats has been a New York City staple. Now, with many New Yorkers waiting out the Covid-19 pandemic in the Hamptons, Ottomanelli is delivering its top-quality chops from Manhattan all the way to Montauk.
“Right now, people are thinking about their health,” says Frank Ottomanelli, who operates the innovative Ottomanelli Butcher/Restaurant concept in Woodside, Queens. “People want transparency. They want Premium Quality All-Natural meats that are antibiotic free, steroid free, growth hormone free. I am making it easy for New Yorkers who are concerned about going into a shop right now to access that.”
Over their 120 years in the business, the Ottomanelli name has become synonymous with the best dry-aged steaks, pork, poultry, and wild game meats money can buy. Frank Ottomanelli continues that tradition today, cherry picking the best hanging beef from the best dealers in the business and delivery it anywhere in the New York City area.
“I’m dealing with some of the same vendors that my father dealt with in the 1940s,” says Ottomanelli. “We’ve been doing it so long. We have these relationships going back four and five generations and that means that we get to select the best quality.”
That old school approach to business even carries through into the digital age through Ottomanelli.com. When you order a prime aged porterhouse steak – or any other specialty item or steak – you’ll receive Ottomanelli’s signature service until the moment it arrives at your door.
Most meat delivery service companies use third party services to cut, pack or even freeze their meats for delivery. But when you place an order with Ottomanelli, Ottomanelli handles every step of your order in house. Your meat will be fresh cut and delivered same-day by an Ottomanelli driver in an Ottomanelli truck.
“Everybody outsources these days,” says Ottomanelli. “We never will because we refuse to compromise on quality. That’s why when someone buys an Ottomanelli steak, they aren’t buying a steak they are buying a taste of New York history,” says Ottomanelli. For more information, visit: ottomanelli.com