Raised in Italy and the US, I acquired aspects of both cultures. Curious by nature and with a passion for food, I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (yes, it's a real thing!). I travel around the world to discover and learn what is considered good food by different cultures.
Pronto Italian Deli is my vision of authentic good italian food. I was born and raised in Italy and, after a few years in the food and wine industry, I knew what I wanted to do: share the flavors I was born with.
I remember waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread, eating it right away, still hot! I want everybody to try the eggplant parmigiana I was raised with, the lasagne we only cooked for the holidays and the coffee that fills the room with its aroma.
Pronto means ready and I want to be ready to serve the beautiful community of San Clemente I learned to love together with this city, kissed by the sun, from the colorful stores on Del Mar, to the sandy beach where every sunset seems as if it was painted by the greatest artist.
For anyone who wants to know more, I will post updates here about when we are going to open exactly and, please feel free to contact me!
Grown on the hills of the Marche region in Italy, the grapes of Verdicchio thrive in the lesser known Castelli di Jesi D.O.C.
Whoa, just whoa!
This 100% Verdicchio impressed me, and for $10 a bottle, it is a lot of wine for your cash.
Chalky and smooth with hints of honey and flavors of apple, pear and a touch of lemon; with just enough acid to make you crave more without being overwhelmed at the same time. This Verdicchio has a a long finish and is not simple by any means.
As for Italian wine tradition, this wine is fantastic and inexpensive.
Grab a few bottles and enjoy it during the end of the summer and after. Low in alcohol and great with white fish and light pasta dishes, this wine is going to be your end of summer “crush”.
To drink by itself, chill it to fridge temperature and serve. You will taste it develop new flavors in your glass one minute after the other.
For the more technical info, the 6-30 year-old vines are located between 500 and 1000 feet above sea level, facing south, and the harvest is carried by hand in early September.
There really isn’t anything else to say- buy, drink and repeat.
As usual, I want to remind that I am not payed to talk about any wine.