What Makes These Popular Italian Dishes So Special

October 26th, 2020
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Classic Italian dishes like the Margherita pizza are beloved for good reason.

There are countless Italian dishes for diners to try, but only so much food you can eat at once. Italian food offers delicious pasta, pizza, meats, veggies, desserts, and more food fans can enjoy. Before digging into the nitty-gritty of what Italian cuisine has to offer, we suggest you try one of the absolute classic dishes listed below. You can find many of these items on Giolitti Deli’s lunch and dinner menus or in our grocery store.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Italian Culinary Traditions You May Not Know About

October 23rd, 2020
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Enjoying multiple courses and bread with olive oil are two great Italian culinary traditions.

While you may be aware of many tasty and enjoyable Italian culinary traditions, there are a few traditions that come naturally to Italians but haven’t quite made their way over here to Italian-American tables. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy Italian traditions at Giolitti Deli or at home, read on for a few Italian culinary traditions that will make dinnertime even more enjoyable.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fall is the Season for Charcuterie Trays from Giolitti Deli

October 16th, 2020
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Learn what Italian meats and cheeses you can find at Giolitti Deli and add to your charcuterie trays.

At Giolitti Deli, we love designing an attractive and delicious charcuterie tray. Besides the flavors of Italian meats and cheeses that come with charcuterie, the best part about these treats is that you can arrange them however you like. At Giolitti Deli, we have numerous meats and cheeses for sale that provide you with an array of flavors to select from when creating your ideal tray. As temperatures drop and family gatherings move inside, a charcuterie tray becomes a cozy and budget-friendly way to treat your guests. Wondering where to start? Read on for a sampling of some of the meats and cheeses available at Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Components of Authentic Italian Pizza

September 30th, 2020
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Learn what makes authentic Italian pizza so good.

Authentic Italian pizza is known for its delicious flavors. But what else makes an Italian pizza authentic? The answer lies in the pizza’s five different levels: the base, sauce, cheese, toppings, and the chef! Read on to learn how you can spot authentic Italian pizza. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Baked Pasta Specials During Chilly Weather

September 21st, 2020
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Baked pasta specials, like our vegetable lasagna, can keep you warm during chilly evenings.

During the colder months of the year, it can be a great comfort to enjoy a hot meal during evenings spent inside. At Giolitti Deli, we offer various delicious, hearty, and hot Italian food on our lunch and dinner menus. However, we especially enjoy indulging in our baked pasta specials during a cool autumn night. If you haven’t yet enjoyed one of our specialties, read on to learn what you can select at your next visit to Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

7 Italian Cooking Terms Any Foodie Should Know

September 16th, 2020
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Knowing these Italian cooking terms will help you cook and order Italian food more successfully!

If you are like most people, you love Italian food: both cooking it and eating it. However, there are some terms you may come across in recipes and on menus that aren’t immediately understandable. So, to make sure you can understand your recipes to the fullest—and understand what you’re ordering—we’ve compiled a list of some of the essential Italian cooking terms to know.  Read the rest of this entry »

Surprising Mistakes You May Make When Cooking Pasta

September 7th, 2020
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Are you cooking pasta at home? Avoid these common mistakes for excellent results.

When it comes to making the perfect plate of pasta, there are a few mistakes cooks may be making without even realizing it! While placing pasta into boiling water seems easy enough, we can do things to enhance the flavor of delicious Italian pasta further. These four mistakes are most common when cooking pasta; read on to learn how to fix them.  Read the rest of this entry »

6 Essential Ingredients of Italian Cooking

August 26th, 2020
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Garlic is one of the essential ingredients for delicious Italian cooking.

Italian cuisine is beloved throughout the world because every dish is carefully made with fresh, flavorful, and nutritious ingredients. If you want to increase your quality of Italian cooking, make sure you have the following essential ingredients on hand in your kitchen.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Select the Best Pasta Type for Your Favorite Sauces

August 6th, 2020
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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
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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 »