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“If it weren’t for the local community, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
— Nick Carlino
Chief Marketing Officer
Immigrating from their family farm in Abruzzo, Italy, the Carlino Family came to America in the early 1900’s and opened its first family store in Ardmore, Pa., in the 1980’s. Offering homemade pastas, sauces and the freshest pastries and cookies, the business has flourished and grown over the years to become one of the best-known artisan food companies in the Philadelphia area.

Food and family are their business and passion. With two gourmet markets and a full catering service, they believe in the process of artisan food, the origin, the transformation and how it's shared. The experience and emotional connection they receive through this process is the basis of everything.

Many of Carlino’s Old World recipes are still enjoyed today. Cured meats like prosciutto and soppresatta, sausages, sun-dried tomatoes, crusty breads, oil-cured olives, dried figs, olive oils, handmade pasta, sauces and sweets have outlasted the test of time and remain virtually unchanged.

Carlino’s believes they have a responsibility to preserve their craft and challenge the status quo to find innovative ways to grow their company and employees. Sharing this legacy and inspiration with their customers are the driving force behind everything they do.