An Introduction to Sangria and the Brands Available at Giolitti Deli

June 9th, 2020
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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
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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 »

The Many Dishes of an Italian Easter Dinner

April 3rd, 2020
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The bread “colomba” is a part of any Italian Easter dinner.

Traditionally, Easter (or Pasqua in Italian) marks the end of the long, lean period of Lent in which foods such as meat, eggs, butter, and lard were not eaten. And so, Easter became an occasion to enjoy an abundant and indulgent feast. Even today, though Lent is not as strictly observed as it once was, Italians take the opportunity to have fun on Easter and celebrate the end of Lent with an array of delicious foods. During a typical Italian Easter dinner, there will most likely be the following kinds of dishes. If you want to try to enjoy your Easter this year in a new, exciting way, you can start planning your Italian-style Easter dinner today with the following dishes.  Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare For Rosé Wine Season with Giolitti Deli

March 27th, 2020
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Rosé wine season is approaching! Learn all about this sweet wine and how to enjoy it.

As we move into spring and summer, warmer temperatures and bright sunshine, we also enter rosé wine season. Rosé may be a French word, but the wine is Italian at heart. Giolitti Deli’s wines remain available for purchase from our store, for curbside grocery pickup. Read on for what makes rosé special, and how you can enjoy it alongside some of your favorite Giolitti Deli dishes and ingredients.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Giolitti Deli Is Serving Our Community

March 20th, 2020
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How Giolitti Deli is continuing to serve our Annapolis community during the coronavirus shutdowns.

Due to recent measures taken by the state of Maryland to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, restaurants across the state have had to close their dining rooms. However, our businesses can still offer curbside pickup services to help provide our customers with their favorite meals. Giolitti Deli is committed to providing our customers with the delicious food and fresh groceries that they expect. We have adjusted our hours and included curbside pickup services to protect the health of our employees and our community members. Read on to learn what Giolitti Deli can provide for you during this time, and how we can support each other as a community.  Read the rest of this entry »

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 »