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 »
If you’re interested in diving deeper into Italian cuisine, you may be interested in exploring recipes that use Guanciale or Lardo. These relatively hard-to-find items are perfect for the serious Italian cook. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most beloved components of Italian cooking is the cheese. Read on to learn about the four most essential Italian cheeses and what makes them unique. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most people, you already know how well Italian food tastes and just how satisfying it can be. However, did you also know that your favorite Italian foods are loaded with healthy ingredients that are not only heart-healthy but “brain-healthy” too? That’s right, you can nourish your brain by eating more of your favorite Italian food. Multiple studies have shown that following a Mediterranean diet improves cognitive function, reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and slows the rate of cognitive decline. Read on to learn more about the key ingredients that can benefit your brain. Read the rest of this entry »