Brian’s Favorite Recipe: Pasta Milanese

Brian’s Favorite Recipe: Pasta Milanese

May 02, 2017

For over 20 years we’ve been making meals that bring smiles to faces, nourish our souls, and bring Italy into each of our homes. But Ditalia would be nothing without the family we’ve built in the process. The foundation of this business has been b...
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Spaghetti alla Carrettiera

Spaghetti alla Carrettiera

May 02, 2017

Great cooking doesn’t always have to be complex.  A couple of raw ingredients and 30 minutes can create an incredible meal.  Sicilians know how to cook simply, and this is one of the staples."
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Seasonal Italian Garden Vegetables

Seasonal Italian Garden Vegetables

April 13, 2017

Chirping birds, budding tulips, and beaming smiles; spring is finally here and your farmer’s market is most likely brimming with delicious spring vegetables. If you’re looking to add a little bit of Italy to your garden bed, look no further than t...
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St. Joseph’s Day Food Traditions

St. Joseph’s Day Food Traditions

March 10, 2017

Every March 19th, Sicilian families gather to share amazing food, good times, and laughter in honor of St. Joseph (San Giuseppe in Italian), the Patron Saint of Sicily. The legend follows that during a particularly bad drought, many farmers prayed...
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Pasta Milanese alla Di Piazza

Pasta Milanese alla Di Piazza

March 10, 2017

Every day at DITALIA we share lunch together. At lunch time, we take a breather, share our experiences, and bond over authentic Italian dishes cooked up by my father, Vincenzo, and his friend Nicola. We’re always changing what’s on our plates base...
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Video: Vince visits an Ancient Grains Producer in Sicily

Video: Vince visits an Ancient Grains Producer in Sicily

March 06, 2017

The Di Piazza family lives and breathes Italian cuisine. Follow Vince Di Piazza, head of DITALIA, as he visits an ancient grains producer with his family in Sicily
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New Harvest Olive Oil Harvest Pairings

New Harvest Olive Oil Harvest Pairings

March 05, 2017

All over Italy, producers know that crafting the perfect olive oil is all experience, timing, skill (and a little luck). And this year, Italy’s best olive oil producers have done it again! DITALIA is proud to bring our favorites to you–fresh from ...
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Video: Vince tastes Palermo’s best foods

Video: Vince tastes Palermo’s best foods

February 14, 2017

From street vendors to colorful foods, life in Palermo is full of excitement. Follow Vince as he seeks out authentic tastes in Palermo!
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Best of Italian Chocolates

Best of Italian Chocolates

February 06, 2017

There’s a lot of discussion about what constitutes great chocolate. Is it smooth? Is it infused with exotic flavors? Is it good for your health? At DITALIA, we believe that if it’s made with care and makes you smile, then it’s probably pretty grea...
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Video: Vince visits a Sicilian Cannoli Producer

Video: Vince visits a Sicilian Cannoli Producer

December 31, 2016

Right after landing in Palermo, Vince runs off to meet Francesco, the owner of Leone Cannolificio. They have made cannoli shells in Vince's family's hometown, San Giuseppe, Sicily, for decades! Discover the people behind these amazing shells and ...
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Video: Ditalia Discovers an Amazing Sicilian Olive Oil

Video: Ditalia Discovers an Amazing Sicilian Olive Oil

October 24, 2016

On a trip to Sicily, Vince Di Piazza, head of DITALIA Fine Italian Imports, discovers an olive oil called Olio Tre Casi made from the rare U Crastu olive. Along the way, he meets the La Plenas, Giaimos, and Zitos–three amazing families with a lov...
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