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Nothing is more satisfying than having the perfect ingredients on hand when inspiration strikes. Keeping these flavors in your pantry will ensure that you are always prepared for any and all impromptu cooking sessions. With a dash of this and a pinch of that, something ordinary can become magical.

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  • Casarecci

    Benedetto Cavalieri

    The shape of casarecce, with its Sicilian origins, is a short wide strip of pasta that is loosely rolled like a scroll. The shape makes it perfect for capturing every drop of sauce. The hard durum wheat or semolina used to produced Benedetto Cavalieri pasta is higher in protein that softer flour types, a result of slow drying the pasta at low temperatures. Every shape of pasta slowly passes through special bronze dies designed to create each shape and give the pasta a rough-textured surface to which sauce clings rather than slipping off. Lastly, after shaping, the pasta is allowed to dry in antique ovens and rest at low temperatures. Slow drying at low temperatures retains more of the nutty flavor and aroma of durum wheat.

    $ 8.95 | 17.6 oz
  • Amarena Cherries in Syrup with Decorated Opaline Jar

    Amarena Cherries in Syrup with Decorated Opaline Jar

    Family made since 1905 under a closely guarded recipe, these luscious dark red, tart cherries are from the Emilia-Romagna province. Lovingly packaged swimming in a rich syrup made from their own juices, they are fantastic spooned over ice cream or sponge cake, but you might catch yourself eating them straight from their opaline glass jar!

    $ 24.95 | 21 oz
  • Traditional Taralli

    Traditional Taralli
    Terre Di Puglia

    Taralli is a bite-size bread cracker great for anyone...anywhere. These fine bagel style Taralli crackers are made according to an ancient recipe from Puglia. They are made with the highest quality ingredients, by hand, to avoid altering the taste conferred by tradition. Enjoy them with drinks, to accompany meals or as snacks at home or at work.

    $ 5.00 | 8.8 oz
  • Whole Artichokes in Oil

    Whole Artichokes in Oil
    Casina Rossa

    Produced in limited quantities, these whole artichokes with the stem are harvested only in the early spring, then painstakingly processed by hand to keep them intact. These artichokes are lightly seasoned and packed in olive oil. Perfect in salads, roasted with fish or poultry or eaten simply as an antipasto.

    $ 24.95 | 17.6 oz
  • 1882 Espresso (Medium Grind)

    1882 Espresso (Medium Grind)
    Caffe Vergnano

    Vergnano Espresso is a perfect mix of tradition and innovation, with an emphasis and value placed in Quality. With a delicate flavor and rounded aroma, Vergnano 100% Arabica (the most prestigious type of coffee) is a finely balanced product created from the slow roasting of nine of the finest Arabica varieties. The low caffeine content makes it ideal to be drunk in the evening. The vacuum packaging ensures the fragrance, keeping it fresh at all times and increasing storability. The medium ground coffee is ideal for traditional Moka, French press and Filter consumption.

    $ 11.25 | 8 oz
  • Canellini al Tartufo "White Beans with Truffle"

    Canellini al Tartufo "White Beans with Truffle"
    I Peccati di Ciacco

    Open this jar and find northern Italian elegance ready to eat. Ciacco has taken their best-selling white truffle oil, chunks of real Italian black truffle, and classic white beans and combined them into this savory combination. Use to top crostini or bruschetta, as a side dish for veal or chicken, atop a filet mignon or polenta.

    $ 12.95 | 9.87 oz
  • Plain Orecchiette

    Plain Orecchiette
    Di Cuonzo of Puglia

    One of our favorite cuts of pasta here at DITALIA, orecchiette "little ears", is a typical shape of pasta used in the Puglia region. Made by the family-owned and operated DiCuonzo, in the city of Barletta, Puglia, it is delicately shaped to make its condiment-gripping form that inspires typical dishes using vegetable condiments like zucchini, fresh peas, golden squash, white fish flakes, and other color-contrasting ingredients.

    $ 9.95 | 1 lb
  • Premium (Whole Espresso Beans)

    Premium (Whole Espresso Beans)

    An espresso originating in the old Neapolitan tradition. A select blend of coffees with different characteristics to create a product with an intense aroma and decisive flavor, KIMBO PREMIUM is intended for true connoisseurs of espresso coffee.

    $ 32.95 | 2.2 lbs
  • Trofie Pasta

    Trofie Pasta
    La Bella Angiolina

    This Ligurian specialty is the classic companion to Genovese Pesto. Hand-rolling and slow air-drying give trofie pasta a unique firm texture and shape. Perfect with pesto or any fresh pasta sauce.

    $ 9.95 | 1.1 lb
  • Tarallini al Pecorino Crackers

    Tarallini al Pecorino Crackers
    L'Ultimo Forno

    Our travels to Matera in the Basilicata region of Italy brought us to these delicious snacking crackers called tarallini. These savory, crunchy and delicious crackers with aged Pecorino Romano cheese are the perfect accompaniment for any type of snacking occasion. Pair along side a nice crafted hopped beer, any red or white wine and we really like them paired with a classic Italian negroni beverage.

    $ 8.95 | 8.8 oz
  • Sundried Tomato Rolls w/ Pecorino Cheese

    Sundried Tomato Rolls w/ Pecorino Cheese
    Casina Rossa

    Tender and rich Apulian sun-dried tomatoes are rolled around aged Pecorino Romano cheese and seasoned with Mediterranean herbs to create instant bites of sunny southern Italian splendor. Delightful alone but also wonderful when sliced and tossed over short pastas.

    $ 13.75 | 10 oz
  • Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil

    Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil
    Agostino Recca

    The Recca family has been harvesting artisan fish from Sicily for four generations. Using only the best fillets of yellowfin tuna fished in the Mediterranean Sea, Agostino Recca takes great pride in preserving the prominent flavor and firm texture of this seafood staple. And remember, these tuna fillets are produced using dolphin-friendly practices.

    $ 15.95 | 7 oz
  • Garlic Stuffed Olives

    Garlic Stuffed Olives

    Savory, garlic stuffed olives are a perfect snacking olive. All of Lovera's olives are hand stuffed with fresh ingredients.

    $ 11.95 | 12 oz
  • Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Semi Dried Cherry Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Villa Reale

    Intense, flavorful and fresh, these cherry tomatoes, grown only in Sicily, are split in half, salted by hand, and then laid on screen tables to partially dry for two to three days. The intensified flavor is captured with touches of basil, garlic, wine vinegar and the producers own evoo. Perfect for entertaining or everyday eating (especially with pasta).

    $ 13.95 | 10.2 oz
  • 'Sal Fiore di Romagna' Medium Fine Salt

    'Sal Fiore di Romagna' Medium Fine Salt
    Salina Di Cervia

    This sweet, natural sea salt from the Cervia salt pan is collected according to traditional methods. Salina di Cervia does not bleach or grind this salt, preserving the natural elements of the sea. It's a great way to add a light, earthy finishing touch to grilled fish, pasta, and much more.

    $ 8.25 | 10.5 oz each
  • Abruzzo Piccante Hot Pepper Sauce

    Abruzzo Piccante Hot Pepper Sauce
    Casina Rossa

    Southern Italian classic. Lightly salted and packed with the flavors of fruit, tomato, and hot red pepper. Suggested for pasta dishes, cooked greens, and meat sauces.

    $ 8.25 | 4.9 oz
  • Mixed Olive Salad

    Mixed Olive Salad
    Casina Rossa

    Your search for an incredible herb-ed and spiced olive mix medley stops here. The plum purple Leccino olive, the bright and crisp Nocellara del Belice and the crunchy bite of the Green Cerignola set the scene for a colorful and harmonious no-preparation appetizer. Ready for snacking, cocktails or any gathering, these variety of olives are prepared with olive oil, oregano, rosemary, basil, garlic and bay-leaf. Our friend Nicola De Laurentiis and his family at Casina Rossa have set the bar high by introducing this family recipe to the DITALIA family.

    $ 10.95 | 9.9 oz
  • DOP Basil Pesto

    DOP Basil Pesto

    Pesto Genovese is the most famous pesto in all of Italy. At the heart of this recipe are four ingredients: D.O.P. Genovese Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, and Grana Padano Cheese. Earthy, yet bright, this pesto is perfect tossed with pasta and spread on paninis.

    $ 11.95 | 6.35 oz
  • Trapanese Pesto

    Trapanese Pesto
    Villa Reale

    Villa Reale is located in the heart of the Sicilian countryside. Using only small quantities and artisan techniques, Pesto alla Trapanese is not the traditional green pesto that we've come to know, but a delicious twist using fresh basil minced with tomatoes and almonds and extra virgin olive oil.

    $ 8.95 | 6.35 oz
  • Anchovies in Oil

    Anchovies in Oil
    Agostino Recca

    Agostino Recca, from Sciacca, Sicily, has become one of the most reliable producers of anchovies now being imported into the United States. The Recca family is not a stranger to quality, flavor and tradition. These Recca Anchovies from Sicily are packed in pure olive oil to retain the highest level of flavor and texture. Anchovies are integral to many Mediterranean dishes, in particular Sicilian dishes. They can be served whole with salad or antipasti, or finely diced, to be used as a seasoning.

    $ 4.95 | 2 oz
  • Busiate Siciliana

    Busiate Siciliana
    Ciccio Dorazio

    Each region in Italy has its own pasta shape, and in western Sicily around Trapani this is busiate. Like other fresh pasta from the south of Italy it is made from durum wheat flour (semola di grano duro rimacinato) and water only, no eggs. Busiate are thin hollow tubes of pasta, about 7 cm (3″) in length and with a diameter of about 4 mm (1/6″). The "ciccio dorazio" selection comes from the mind of Francesco D'Orazio, called Ciccio, who selected with patience and passion the best products of his region. High quality, simple and traditional tastes are the main features of these products that will make you discover or rediscover your grandmother's recipes and first class ingredients.

    $ 10.95 | 1.1 lb
  • Oven-Dried Figs with Barolo

    Oven-Dried Figs with Barolo
    I Peccati di Ciacco

    Blend of sweet whole figs flavored with Barolo, "the king of wines". Stupendous for wine dinners or used as a garnish for meat dishes or cheese plates. Ca di J'ami Piemontese Specialties is located in the village of Moneu Roero, in the Piedmont region of Italy. The area is world-famous for its wine and it's black and white truffles. All of their products are made in small batches, following regionally-inspired recipes with careful attention made to maintaining homemade quality and freshness.

    $ 12.95 | 10.58 oz
  • Gran Crema Espresso Beans

    Gran Crema Espresso Beans
    Miscela D'Oro

    A delicious blend of full bodied coffee. For the coffee drinker that enjoys an intense flavor and a thick crema on every espresso.

    $ 27.95 | 2.2 lbs
  • Due Formaggi Sauce

    Due Formaggi Sauce
    Casina Rossa

    Winner of the 2013 Specialty Food Association "Sofi Gold Award"! A traditional red pasta sauce, rich with the flavor of two classic Italian cheeses, pecorino and aged ricotta, handmade in small batches using fresh ripe tomatoes from Abruzzo, 'the land of the mountains and sea'. Use it on anything! Rich enough to eat simply over polenta, but also over pasta, chicken breast, or roasted fish.

    $ 8.25 | 17.6 oz
  • Taralli Wine Knots

    Taralli Wine Knots
    L'Ultimo Forno

    These wine knots are a delicious way to snack. Made with Lucanian white wine, Senatore Cappelli grano duro wheat flour and Piran Sea Salt, they're bready with a subtle wine flavor. Suggested for antipasti, wine tastings, and snacking.

    $ 12.00 | 8.8 oz
  • Mackerel Fillets

    Mackerel Fillets

    Okay, this might not be Italian, but this mackerel is just incredible! Ortiz's Spanish mackerel fillets are hand-packed in olive oil to maintain their distinctive hearty texture and flavor. Adds a taste of a sea to antipasti spreads and fresh pasta dishes.

    $ 12.95 | 8.81 oz
  • Pitted Taggiasche Olives

    Pitted Taggiasche Olives

    The taggiasche is one of our favorite olives! Grown on the rock slopes of Liguria, this olive has a thin, firm texture and a delicately buttery, fruity flavor. A delicious part of your next antipasti platter or main course.

    $ 11.50 | 6.34 oz

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