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Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace is Your Locally Owned and Operated Italian Osteria in Annapolis, MD

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Read on to find out about 3 of our favorite casual Italian osteria eats at Giolitti’s available for pick up or dining in!

Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace is your locally owned and operated Italian osteria in Annapolis, MD. Founded in 1992, our full-service Italian delicatessen specializes in homemade Italian eats made with the freshest ingredients and is your local source for seasonal wines. As an osteria, we offer an informal dining experience combined with high-quality gourmet sandwiches, artisan pizzas, antipasto, and more.  Whether you’re looking to pick up a 14” Neapolitan Margherita artisan pizza or Quatro Formaggi made from four varieties of fresh cheese, there’s a little bit of something for everyone down at Giolitti’s. Read on to find out about 3 of our favorite casual Italian eats at Giolitti’s available for pick up or dining in!


Enjoy Fresh, Italian Summer Dinner Fare from Giolitti’s

Friday, June 18th, 2021

We serve fresh, Italian summer dinner fare Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 7 PM in the heart of Annapolis, MD. Available for limited dine-in and carry out.

We serve fresh, Italian summer dinner fare Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 7 PM in the heart of Annapolis, MD. In our casual osteria, our home-cooked Italian recipes will bring you back to your childhood spent in nonna’s kitchen on summer evenings with the best Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and Eggplant Parmigiana in town. Our antipasto dinner salad is the perfect complement to a hot summer evening, especially when paired with a bright bottle of summer rosé. Our chicken piccata is hand-breaded, baked to perfection, and tossed in a lemon-caper sauce that’ll bring you to the sea-soaked shores of Tuscany. Come join us! Limited seating is available, with patio seating available when weather permits. 


Buon Appetito with Giolitti Deli and Rosa Wine

Friday, April 9th, 2021
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A staple in any authentic casual (or osteria) Italian dining experience is always a bottle or glass of rosa wine, particularly in warmer months.

As an Italian delicatessen and marketplace, Giolitti’s is committed to providing our customers with an authentic in-house and at-home casual dining experience. A staple in any authentic casual (or osteria) Italian dining experience is always a bottle or glass of rosa wine, particularly in warmer months. With rosa wine gaining its notoriety straight from the shores of Sicily, it’s a semi-sweet blend that’s refreshingly crisp on the palate. Here’s a few of our favorite Giolitti’s heartwarming, filling Italian appetizers and entrees that pair perfectly with the crisp bite of rosa wine. 


4 Italian Culinary Traditions You May Not Know About

Friday, 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.  (more…)

7 Italian Cooking Terms Any Foodie Should Know

Wednesday, 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.  (more…)

6 Essential Ingredients of Italian Cooking

Wednesday, 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.  (more…)

The Legend of the Pastiera Napoletana

Friday, 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.  (more…)

The Many Dishes of an Italian Easter Dinner

Friday, 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.  (more…)

What Makes Balsamic Vinegar Special

Friday, 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.  (more…)

6 Things Americans Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

Wednesday, 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. (more…)