5 Cool Italian Dishes To Eat This Summer

Learn about five cool Italian dishes that you should be eating this summer.

Learn about five cool Italian dishes that you should be eating this summer.

Summer is just around the corner, and the best way to celebrate a new season is with some delicious food! Continue reading to learn about five cool Italian dishes that you should be eating this summer.

Bruschetta Sampler Plate

Bruschetta is one Italian appetizer that never disappoints! At Giolitti Deli, our bruschetta is made with traditional garlic toast with Roma tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil, homemade olive spread, marinated artichoke spread, and a mushroom spread. What could be better than that?

Market Salad

A crisp salad is perfect for a hot summer day, especially one that is full of delicious vegetables and a simple dressing. The Market salad from Giolitti Deli is made with romaine lettuce, radicchio, Belgian endive, fennel, avocado, sweet bell peppers, carrot, cucumber, lupine beans and dried cranberries for the ideal summer dinner! The salad is dressed simply with extra-virgin olive oil to bring all the ingredients together.

Spaghetti al Pesto

While there’s never a wrong time of year to eat pasta, spaghetti with pesto is best in the summertime! Summer is basil season, and every good pesto should be made with plenty of freshly picked basil for the best taste. At Giolitti Deli, we make our pesto with toasted pine nuts, fresh garlic, basil that is washed and dried in a salad spinner, fresh baby spinach or arugula, salt, extra virgin olive oil, pure olive oil or vegetable oil, and finely grated Reggiano or Grana Padana parmesan cheese.


Cannolis are one of the most famous Italian desserts– and for a good reason! The hollow tubes of fried dough are filled with a sweet cream mixture and dusted with powdered sugar to create a delicious combination. While a Ricotta mixture is the traditional filling, Mascarpone has become more popular in the U.S.


Tiramisu is another extremely popular Italian dessert, made with espresso, marsala wine, mascarpone, Savoiardi biscuits, cocoa powder, egg yolks, sugar, and chocolate chips- yum! The word “tiramisu” is Italian for “pick-me-up,” so it is the perfect dessert for a fun summer evening.

Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli

Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!

Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!

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