Learn the History of Giolitti Deli’s Italian Minestrone

January 8th, 2020
a bowl of minestrone soup

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
italian new year's fireworks

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
happy holidays ornament giolitti deli

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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The Best Italian Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Meals

December 20th, 2019
Italian wine pairings pouring merlot

Knowing the best Italian wine pairings for your holiday meals guarantees a delicious dinner.

At Giolitti Deli, we believe any day is a great day to pair a delicious Italian meal with a glass of wine to complement it. The next couple of weeks will give you plenty of opportunities to host meals with your friends and family and to open up a few bottles of wine to enjoy with your fine Italian dining. If you want to make sure you are selecting the best Italian wine pairings for your dishes, read our guide below for which wines complement which food most effectively.  Read the rest of this entry »

Host Your Holiday Party With Giolitti Deli Catering

December 11th, 2019
Giolitti Deli Catering Caprese skewers

Order Giolitti Deli Catering and add our delicious Caprese skewers to your menu!

Hosting a holiday party can be a fantastic occasion to catch up with friends and family and to show your appreciation by serving them delicious food and drinks. However, hosting a party can be time-consuming and exhausting, especially if you prepare the food yourself. Fortunately, Giolitti Deli offers extensive catering services that can provide you with a delectable Italian menu while allowing you time to relax and enjoy your party. Read on to learn all that Giolitti Deli Catering has to offer, and how you can use it for your next party.  Read the rest of this entry »

An Introduction to Stracchino and Robiola Cheeses, with a Bonus Pasta Recipe!

December 3rd, 2019
nonno nanni brand stracchino and robiola cheeses

Nonno Nanni brand stracchino and robiola cheeses are now available at Giolitti Deli!

Giolitti Deli recently received two brand new varieties of cheese from Italy this week, and we are excited to introduce our guests to their delicious flavors. We are carrying the Nonno Nanni brand of Stracchino and Robiola cheeses, both of which are soft and creamy and perfect for eating as a snack or as an ingredient in more substantial dishes. We’ve included some introductory information for these our new stracchino and robiola cheeses below, as well as a pasta recipe that can be made with either cheese. Buon appetito! Read the rest of this entry »

What Giolitti Deli is Thankful For This Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2019
Giolitti Deli is thankful this Thanksgiving.

Giolitti Deli is thankful for our excellent Annapolis community of Italian food lovers.

As another Thanksgiving approaches, the crew at Giolitti Deli likes to look back and be thankful for all the things that make creating and serving fine Italian foods the pleasure that it is. We hope you join us in taking the time this Thanksgiving to appreciate all of the things in your life that bring you happiness! Giolitti Deli is especially thankful for the following things that make our Annapolis Deli so great.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘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 »