‘Tis the Season for Italian Christmas Cakes Panettone and Pandoro

November 20th, 2019
italian christmas cake panettone

Italian Christmas cakes such as panettone are buttery cakes filled with candied fruit and raisins.

The two most popular Italian Christmas cakes are panettone and pandoro. These sweet cakes have some similarities, so they are often grouped together, but they have some essential differences. Read our guide below to learn which of the Italian Christmas cakes might be your favorite, and how to serve them to your family and friends this December.  Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know About Drinking Prosecco

November 14th, 2019
Drinking prosecco next to an open bottle

Drinking prosecco is an excellent way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family.

While the image of popping a bottle of champagne open for celebratory occasions has been popularized for years, sipping on some bubbly prosecco is an equally fine way to mark a special occasion. The light, fizzy prosecco, has a flavor profile consisting of fresh pears and apples and tastes good alongside most meals. Prosecco is an excellent drink option for your holiday dinner parties in the next two months, and Giolitti Deli is ready to provide you with some of our favorites for purchase in our store. If you are curious as to what makes drinking prosecco so special and delicious, read on to learn about this fizzy, sweet drink and how to find the best variety for your taste.  Read the rest of this entry »

All About Brussels Sprouts, Giolitti Deli’s Ingredient of the Week

November 5th, 2019
Brussels sprouts on a table

Brussels sprouts are in peak season now and taste great when cooked in a variety of ways.

This week, Giolitti Deli is featuring Brussels sprouts in our pasta and salad specials to celebrate the darling of the fall veggies. If you are not convinced that you love Brussels sprouts yet, use our introductory guide to get acquainted and discover the many delicious ways you can eat them. As a bonus, we’ve included a recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad that you can make at home or enjoy a variation of during your next visit to Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

8 Ways To Use Pepperoni from Giolitti Deli

October 30th, 2019
Pepperoni pizza bagels

Pepperoni pizza pagels are an easy and delicious appetizer for your next party.

Pepperoni is one of our favorite versatile meats. Because it’s a favorite, Giolitti Deli wanted to ensure that we carried the best pepperoni available. We carry Citterio and Margherita brands and just recently added Olli brand pepperoni, which is gluten-free, raised without antibiotics, slow-cured, sustainably farmed, and consists of 100% vegetarian-fed pork. Our pepperoni selections are available to buy in our deli section and are great for hosting and adding to game-day pizzas or cheese trays. Besides the convenience of pepperoni slices, they’re just plain delicious. Read on for more suggestions for how you can incorporate tasty Italian pepperoni slices into some classic dishes.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mortadella and Prosciutto: A Guide to Giolitti Deli’s Imported Italian Meats

October 22nd, 2019
A mortadella with pistachio sandwich.

Mortadella with pistachio is classic Italian meat available to purchase from Giolitti Deli.

Italian food has a lot of delicious imported meats to offer, including the popular mortadella and prosciutto. Giolitti Deli carries both of these Italian meats in our shop, and serve them on our menu. But do you know what makes a slice of mortadella or prosciutto so appetizing? Read on to learn the differences and unique traits of these meats, and how to sample them during your next visit to Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

Porcini Mushrooms: The Facts and the Flavors

October 15th, 2019
A porcini mushroom in a forest

Learn what makes the porcini mushroom so popular in Italian cuisine.

The porcini mushroom is an incredibly popular gourmet mushroom, especially in Italian cuisine. The porcini mushroom has a robust nutty flavor, which mixes well with many dishes. The mushroom is popular with us here at Giolitti Deli. Read on to learn why these mushrooms are so well-liked among Italian cuisine-lovers and how you can enjoy them at Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Slow Food Movement: Its Origins and Goals

October 8th, 2019
Two women eat Italian food and drink wine at a busy restaurant.

Relish the slow food pleasures of flavor and company during your next visit to Giolitti Deli.

The Slow Food Movement, originating in Italy, calls for a celebration of food that is locally grown, made to nourish the body, and which is appreciated when eaten. The Slow Food movement began in the 1980s as a protest and has become an international phenomenon for food lovers everywhere. Read on to discover the surprising origins and central tenants of the Slow Food Movement.  Read the rest of this entry »

Giolitti Deli Featured Cheese of the Week: English Stilton

October 1st, 2019
A wedge of Stilton Blue Cheese

Learn about Giolitti’s Deli featured cheese of the week- Stilton Blue Cheese!

This week we at Giolitti Deli would like to introduce you to our new favorite cheese, the English Stilton. We may be an Italian restaurant, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our neighbor’s cheeses! Read on to discover the history of this semi-soft blue cheese and the varieties of flavors you can find at Giolitti Deli Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate National Coffee Day At Giolitti Deli

September 26th, 2019
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Lavazza coffee from Giolitti Deli!

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Lavazza coffee from Giolitti Deli!

Italians take their coffee very seriously, and we only use the best at Giolitti Deli! Come in to try our espresso, cappuccinos, or lattes made with Lavazza coffee, or buy the whole beans or ground coffee to make at home! Continue reading to learn more about National Coffee Day, celebrated this Sunday on September 29, and Italian coffee culture. Read the rest of this entry »

A Helpful Guide For Pairing Wine With Italian Pasta Dishes

September 20th, 2019
Check out our helpful guide for pairing wine with Italian pasta dishes.

Check out our helpful guide for pairing wine with Italian pasta dishes.

Italian food is often served with a glass of wine, as it is one of the most popular food and drink combinations in the world! However, certain pasta dishes pair better with reds or whites, depending on the sauce. Continue reading for a helpful guide on pairing wine with five popular pasta dishes! Read the rest of this entry »