How to Select the Best Pasta Type for Your Favorite Sauces

August 6th, 2020
best pasta type for each sauce

Learn which pasta type can go best with your favorite sauces!

If you are like us at Giolitti Deli, you love all kinds of pasta!  Sometimes it can be challenging deciding what sauce to pair with which type of noodle. First, decide what kind of sauce you will be using. While any pasta and sauce combination is acceptable, there are ways in which specific noodles can enhance the flavor of your sauce. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Caputo 00 Flour is Best for Homemade Pizza Dough

July 22nd, 2020
why 00 flour is best for pizza dough

Pick up your Caputo 00 Flour at Giolitti Deli to begin your homemade pizza experience.

If you want to tackle the task of creating your own Neapolitan-style pizza at home, with thin crust in the middle and a puffy rim, you need the right flour. At Giolitti Deli, we sell Caputo “00” flour in our store, so our guests can try their hand at their own unique pizza creations. But why do we use this flour, rather than all-purpose flour? Read on to learn more about what makes 00 flour unique and how it can create delicious pizzas.  Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons Mozzarella is a Super-Cheese

July 15th, 2020
mozzarella is a super cheese

Learn why mozzarella is not only delicious but good for you too!

If you are a fan of Italian food, chances are you are also a fan of mozzarella cheese. This delicious, fresh cheese is especially popular as a Caprese salad component and a crucial pizza topping. But did you know mozzarella also offers health benefits? Read on to learn how your next bite of mozzarella is more than a tasty snack.  Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Difference Between Gelato and Sorbetto?

June 16th, 2020
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Do you love to enjoy gelato and sorbetto in the summer? Learn what makes them unique desserts.

Two classic Italian desserts that brighten your summer day are gelato and sorbetto. But how are they different? While both are sweet, flavorful, cold, and refreshing, they have a few significant differences. Read on to find out which delicious treat sounds better for your next dessert.  Read the rest of this entry »

An Introduction to Sangria and the Brands Available at Giolitti Deli

June 9th, 2020
lolea sangria at giolitti deli

Stop on by Giolitti Deli to pick up portable bottles of delicious Lolea sangria!

Sangria has long been a popular drink that is sweet and zesty, and extremely refreshing during the hot days of summer. Our favorite brand is Lolea, which comes in both red and white. Read on to learn a bit about this tasty drink and how you can add some flavor and sparkle to your summer. Read the rest of this entry »

How Giolitti Deli is Supporting Our Community and Helping to End White Silence

June 5th, 2020
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Help us end white silence by starting difficult conversations with yourself and your community.

After the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, American citizens are feeling the need once again to have their voices heard and to remind those who would think otherwise that Black Lives Matter and are at a higher risk for police violence. We have seen protests in every state, and in several foreign countries, with citizens of the U.S. and the world demonstrating their right to assemble and demand change from their elected governments. The staff at Giolitti Deli are members of the Annapolis, Maryland, and American communities, and we are actively seeking ways to support protestors and Black members of our community who have carried the burden of racism, police brutality and unjust treatment for too long. We encourage others to do what they can to move this difficult but necessary conversation forward in their local community and personal lives. Change happens on a large and small scale, and we can all do our part to make the world we live in better every day.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Basics of Italian Food Culture, Part One: Breakfast

May 13th, 2020
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Almond biscotti with coffee makes for an excellent Italian-style breakfast. Grab yours at Giolitti Deli!

There’s nothing quite like Italian cuisine, and an awareness of Italian food culture and traditions can make enjoying Italian cuisine more interesting. If you’re curious about how you can infuse your life with a little bit of Italy, read on to learn about one aspect of Italian food culture: the light breakfast.  Read the rest of this entry »

Find Your Favorite Rosé Wine at Giolitti Deli

April 29th, 2020
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Find your favorite rosé wine at Giolitti Deli this spring.

Springtime is the perfect time to accompany your dinner or dessert with a glass of refreshing rosé wine. Additionally, these wines make an excellent treat for Mother’s Day coming up on May 10th. At Giolitti Deli, we appreciate the flavors of this pink wine and have stocked our store with several delicious brands. Read on to learn more about the international rosé wines available for grocery pickup at Giolitti Deli, and which might be your favorite.  Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons to Order Dinner from Giolitti Deli

April 21st, 2020
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Choosing to order dinner from Giolitti Deli has a lot of great benefits!

While we are all staying at home to keep each other safe, there are small comforts to be found in supporting local businesses. Giolitti Deli is as committed to nourishing our Annapolis community as we ever were, and we are working hard every day to offer our customers curbside pickup of our delicious Italian food and groceries. If you aren’t yet convinced of the benefits of ordering out from Giolitti Deli, read on for the three best ways Giolitti Deli can make life a little bit nicer during this difficult time.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Legend of the Pastiera Napoletana

April 10th, 2020
pastiera Napoletana Naples dessert

The pastiera Napoletana is a traditional dessert from Naples with a very long history.

The Pastiera napoletana is a Neapolitan dessert that has become a staple of many Italian Easter celebrations. But this dessert has a curious history that includes mythological creatures and industrious nuns. This intricate Easter pie is made several days in advance and is a labor of love for any Neopolitan cook. So how did the Pastiera napoletana come to be? Read on for the history of this traditional treat.  Read the rest of this entry »