At Giolitti Delicatessen and Marketplace, we’re gearing up for the warm weather with a few of our favorite in-season wines. Whether you plan to spend all season long in the outdoors in your backyard with la famiglia or you’re looking forward to quiet summer evenings having dinner on your patio, we carry a wide selection of Italian wines within our marketplace that are perfect for pairing with any occasion. Prosecco, Rosé, and Vermentino wine all offer crisp finishes that we find to be particularly palate-pleasing in sunny months. Read on to learn about our favorite Italian summer wines at Giolitti Deli!
Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace is your one-stop shop for authentic Italian ingredients and delicacies located in the heart of Annapolis, MD. With summertime quickly on the horizon, we’ve got numerous fresh cheeses available within our marketplace, including burrata cheese. Burrata cheese originated in the 1920s from the Apulia region of Italy and is a round drop of cow’s milk mozzarella cheese filled with a creamy mixture of milk and sweet cream. Originally slated to have been conceptualized from the leftovers in the cheesemaking process after milking the morning cows, burrata is widely popular and a delicious component of many Italian entertaining spreads.
Giolitti’s Deli features an extensive authentic Italian catering menu perfect for all of your springtime entertaining needs. Our firenze menu incorporates fresh homemade sides, bread rolls, assorted desserts, crispy baguette sandwiches, entrees, salads, pasta by the pan, and even an extensive assortment of starters! Whether you’re opting for rosemary focaccia rolls, an Italian cold cut party sub, manicotti, or tiramisu — there’s a little something for everyone to bring the taste of Italy into the heart of Annapolis, MD. All of our orders and cancellations require 48 hours of advance notice and must be paid in advance with service arrangements available for select occasions. Here are a few of our favorite authentic Italian selections off of our firenze menu.
As an Italian delicatessen and marketplace, Giolitti’s is committed to providing our customers with an authentic in-house and at-home casual dining experience. A staple in any authentic casual (or osteria) Italian dining experience is always a bottle or glass of rosa wine, particularly in warmer months. With rosa wine gaining its notoriety straight from the shores of Sicily, it’s a semi-sweet blend that’s refreshingly crisp on the palate. Here’s a few of our favorite Giolitti’s heartwarming, filling Italian appetizers and entrees that pair perfectly with the crisp bite of rosa wine.
Giolitti Delicatessen and Marketplace is swiftly moving into the rosé wine season. Rosé consumption is prevalent in warmer, springtime months and summer temperatures due to its refreshing body featuring semi-sweet floral notes. In Italy, rosa wine was initially blended by crushing light grapes with red grapes to produce sparkling pink wine. There are several types of rosé wines that are particularly popular amongst locals throughout Italy: Rosato (very pale pink), Cerasuolo (cherry red), and Ramato (a pink-skinned Pinot Grigio rosa blend). Rosa flows abundantly into wine glasses and is perfect for outdoor entertaining with la famiglia!
At Giolitti’s Fine Italian Delicatessen and Marketplace, we have everything you need for an authentic Italian Pasqua. Pasqua represents the arrival of springtime in Italy and great feasts in celebration of rebirth. For hosts looking to create the perfect Giolitti-style Italian Easter brunch, we’ve proudly served the Annapolis area with authentic Italian delicacies and beverages since 1992. This Easter, we’re featuring Italian Colomba cakes, specialty chocolate eggs, and Cipriani Bellini’s perfect for toasting your brunch with la famiglia.
Giolitti’s Fine Italian Market and full-service delicatessen knows that families rely on us to provide the freshest of ingredients for la famiglia, especially when it comes to creating an Italian entertaining spread that brings the taste of Italy home to Maryland. We offer Iberico chorizo and artisan Olli pepperoni perfect for the refined palette of nonna and even your youngest bambino! Here’s a few ideas to curate your top Italian entertaining spreads that will keep your families entertained this Spring.
Bucatini pasta, also known as perciatelli pasta, is sometimes lovingly referred to as “spaghetti with a hole.” This simple, Italian noodle is stated to have originated from Southern Italy but can be hard to find within traditional grocers outside of Central Italy. Bucatini is a perfect accompaniment to any authentic Italian dish, particularly bucatini with all’amatriciana sauce. While bucatini boasts the same shape of spaghetti noodles, it’s a loving choice for creamy or hearty sauces filled with ripe tomatoes. The reason why? The fresh sauces can get inside of bucatini when you twirl it around with your fork!
Here’s our favorite Bucatini All’amatriciana recipe at Giolitti’s Deli.
At Giolitti’s, we offer numerous classic Italian sandwiches perfect for pick up or dining in with us. As your local Italian restaurant in Annapolis, our house favorite sandwiches can be purchased as either halves or whole served on a rustic, crispy Italian baguette. Not sure which sandwich to give a try? Here are a few of our certified favorites that are guaranteed to leave you full and feeling as though you’ve been taken back to the homeland in Maryland.
If you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to cut back on meat, there are plenty of Italian vegetarian dishes you can enjoy. While Italian recipes sometimes use a variety of meats, it is equally easy to create a mouthwatering dish without using any meat at all. At Giolitti Deli, we offer our guests several vegetarian dishes to enjoy, including the classic items listed below. Additionally, vegan options are always available upon request. The following appetizers and meals are delicious, healthy, and filling no matter what your diet usually consists of. Read the rest of this entry »