Featured Producer: Quaranta

  90 years is a long time to be making candy. But that’s just how long Quaranta has been producing superior quality artisanal nougat in the heart of Caravaggio, a small town just outside of Milan. In 1924 at the age of 15, Antonio Quaranta created his first recipe. A recipe for almond soft nougat that is still followed […]

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The Delivery Italiano Holiday Gift Basket Guide

  The holidays are in full effect and we can bet your schedule is filling up fast with holiday dinner parties, family get-togethers and office social gatherings. Wherever you are headed, something special for the host would be nice. Or maybe you are searching for something unique to say thank you to your most coveted […]

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What about those Italian food certifications? IGP and DOP explained.

  You may have seen the labels DOP and IGP displayed across the packaging of some of your favorite Italian foods. But what do they mean? The short answer is that these are certifications given to certain foods such as balsamic vinegar, prosciutto or Mozzarella di bufala to ensure the public that they are authentic, Italian […]

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5 Spooky Squid Ink Pasta Recipes for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, we’ve collected a few spooky squid ink pasta recipes that we found around the internet. Now, we haven’t taste tested these, but they sure would be fun to serve regardless! 1. Squid Ink Vampire Noodles With Shrimp (via The Glitter Guide) 2. Squid Ink Pasta with Pumpkin, Sage and Browned Butter (via […]

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October is National Pasta Month

October is National Pasta Month and even though every month feels like National Pasta Month around here, we are celebrating! For the month of October, use the coupon code GIVEMEPASTA and enjoy 15% off any order of pasta. There is a legend that Marco Polo discovered pasta in Asia and brought it back to Italy […]

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Coffee: The Rules of Engagement in Italy

Ordering coffee can be tricky when you are in Italy. But coffee is so much a part of the Italian culture that if you skip the coffee bar during your travels in the country, you aren’t taking in the full experience. So we are here to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of ordering […]

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The Anatomy of the Italian Menu

  If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to travel to Italy, then you know dining there is one of the best parts of the experience. While some restaurants may offer their menus in English, many (especially the good ones that are off the beaten path!) do not. Where Should You Eat? If you are looking […]

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Italian Food + Drink Words & Phrases You Need to Know Before Visiting Italy

Visiting Italy anytime soon? If so, we’ve come up with a handy Italian food and drink guide to some of the most common places you may find yourself while eating your way through the country. Pin it, print it and put it in your pocket so you will know exactly what to say when ordering […]

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8 Essential Kitchen Tools For the Italian Chef

  Every regional cuisine has their favorite tools for the kitchen. The French have their cast-iron pots and the Spanish have their paella pans. And Italian food preperation requires its own set of special tools. Here is our list of 8 essential tools for the Italian chef.   #1. Cheese Knife (source) The “coltello a goccia” […]

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How to: pairing pasta and sauces.

Pasta. It’s complicated. Italians are world leaders in production (3.2 million tons) and consumption (52 lbs per head) of pasta. Each region and even each Italian bell tower has its own recipe symbol. And of course, every Italian has their favorite dish. But beyond some basic guidelines, not everyone knows that certain combinations go best with certain types of […]

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Delivery Italiano Introduces Panettone

During the holidays, Americans enjoy their pumpkin pie, the English have their plum pudding and the Italians have panetonne. If you’ve never heard of panettone, in short, it is a buttery and delicious holiday staple that can be found inside the homes of most Italians throughout the season, usually packaged in elaborately decorated boxes and […]

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5 Italian Foods That Aren’t

If you’ve ever been to Italy, you must know that many of the “Italian” foods we eat here in American are not really Italian at all. There’s even a hilarious Twitter account dedicated to this topic called Italians Mad at Food! While some of these may be tasty, they are most certainly not authentic Italian […]

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