How Olive Oil Can Improve Your Health

March 11th, 2020
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Learn how classic olive oil can benefit your health.

Olive oil, in particular extra-virgin olive oil, is a versatile ingredient in Italian dining. At Giolitti Deli, we use olive oil on a wide range of menu items including appetizers, salads, pasta, and chicken to give them that extra boost of flavor. If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’re likely a fan of olive oil. But did you know that olive oil can improve your health? Olive oil not only tastes delicious and can be added to nearly any dish, but it has several health benefits that you can benefit from throughout your entire life.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Makes Balsamic Vinegar Special

March 6th, 2020
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Learn how to use balsamic vinegar on a variety of dishes.

As international dining has gained popularity, people are becoming increasingly familiar with balsamic vinegar and what it can add to a meal. The rich and slightly sweet flavor of balsamic vinegar easily lends itself to salad dressings, marinades, and sauces while a dash can even add flavor to soups or stews. It can bring out the sweetness of fruits like raspberries, strawberries, and peaches and can add a spark of flavor to the classic Italian dish caprese. If you are curious about how this tasty addition to meals became so well-loved, read on to learn what exactly makes balsamic vinegar so special and how you can add it to your favorite recipes.  Read the rest of this entry »

7 Health Benefits of Authentic Italian Food

February 19th, 2020
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Authentic Italian food is not only delicious but also offers an abundance of health benefits!

Eating a balanced diet is an essential part of proper nutrition, improved overall health, and a lowered risk of chronic disease. Italian food is fortunately quite healthy when enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Because Italian food is a cornerstone of a Mediterranean diet of fresh vegetables, olive oil, and grains, it naturally contains a lot of health benefits. If you want to know the benefits of eating delicious, authentic Italian food at Giolitti Deli, read on for an introduction to the most important health benefits of our favorite meals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Dinner with Giolitti Deli

February 6th, 2020
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Enjoy your Valentine’s Day dinner with Giolitti Deli’s selection of sparkling wines.

Delectable Italian dining is perfect for any romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. In addition to the always-delicious taste of classic Italian dishes, Italian foods are especially easy to share with your Valentine’s Day date. Giolitti Deli has the best Italian desserts and prosecco that are more interesting than any standard box of chocolates. If you are wondering what to eat or how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, consider treating yourself and your partner to the delicious Italian flavors at Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

6 Things Americans Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

January 29th, 2020
What Americans Can Learn from the Italian Lifestyle

Take these lessons for enjoying friends and food from the Italian lifestyle and apply it to your own!

At Giolitti Deli, we try and bring an Italian appreciation for food, family, and “la vita bella” to every dish and item we sell to our guests. But what exactly is the Italian way? And do you have to wait to visit Giolitti Deli to enjoy it? Well, the answer to that last question is a resounding “no.” If you want to apply the best lessons Italian culture can teach us over here in America, read below to learn how to live the “beautiful life” every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Get to Know the Cannoli, Italy’s Iconic Dessert

January 22nd, 2020
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The Cannoli, Italy’s iconic dessert, can be made in sizes ranging from finger-sized to fist-sized!

While Italian food is known for being rich in carbs and pasta, hot bread and soup, and fresh veggies and cheeses, Italians know just as well how to serve a dessert. At Giolitti Deli, we make sure to stock our favorite Italian staples, which means we always include a cannoli on our dessert menu. If you don’t have a familiarity with Italian culture, you may not really understand what a cannoli is. Sure, it’s sweet, rich, and easy to eat on-the-go. But where did it come from, and why do its fantastic flavors taste so great together? If you would like to know a little more about your favorite Italian treat, read on for a brief history of the cannoli. We’ll see you at your next visit to Giolitti Deli in Annapolis, Maryland – with a fresh cannoli ready for you!  Read the rest of this entry »

6 Tips for Making Excellent Homemade Italian Food

January 15th, 2020
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Crafting homemade Italian food is easy if you remember these essential tips.

The Italian dishes at Giolitti Deli are made on-site, with the care and attention to detail that marks the best Italian food from the rest. But how can you replicate that at home? While it’s not exactly possible to replicate the conditions and resources of an Italian restaurant in your home kitchen, there are a few basic things to remember when making your own Italian food. Read on to learn the six essential tips for making excellent homemade Italian food, and soon you will be able to enjoy Giolitti Deli Italian cuisine even when you can’t make it to our dining room.  Read the rest of this entry »

Learn the History of Giolitti Deli’s Italian Minestrone

January 8th, 2020
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Minestrone soup has been an Italian staple for centuries. Try a bowl at your next visit to Giolitti Deli!

A cozy, warm bowl of soup is exactly what many of us need during these cold days of winter. At Giolitti Deli, our favorite soup is the minestrone, which Italians have been enjoying for centuries. But how did this hearty soup make its way from Italy to your table in Maryland? It’s all due to the popularity of the soup and its versatile recipe. Read on to learn what makes a minestrone, and the best ways to enjoy your next bowl.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Celebrate an Italian New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2019
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Loud fireworks are a part of any fun Italian New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Italians have a long and colorful history, so it fits that they have many long-established and exciting holiday traditions as well. The Italian New Year’s celebrations are especially fun and inviting, so Giolitti Deli wants to make sure that our guests know of the best Italian ways to celebrate the New Year. Read on for some of the best Italian traditions, and how you can observe them with your loved ones this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Holidays from Giolitti Deli!

December 24th, 2019
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Happy Holidays from Giolitti Deli in Annapolis, Maryland.

Giolitti Deli would like to wish you and yours happy holidays through the end of December! We enjoy serving our Annapolis community of Italian food-lovers, and we look forward to sharing more memories and meals with you next year. 
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