About Carlino's Specialty Foods
Over 100 Years ago…
The Carlino Family cultivated the finest fruits and vegetables and raised the healthiest game and livestock on the family farm in the sunny hills of Abbruzzi, Italy. It was there that many of Carlino’s truly old-world recipes were developed that are still enjoyed by our loyal customers today. Cured meats such as prosciutto and soppresatta, sausages, sun-dried tomatoes, crusty breads, oil-cured olives, dried figs and olive oils are just some of the items that have stood the test of time and remain virtually unchanged.
In the early 1900′s, Grandfather Pasquale came to America and was soon followed by his family. It was in the 1980’s that Carlino’s opened its first family store in Ardmore offering homemade pastas, sauces and the freshest pastries. Over the years, the business expanded at an amazing pace to become one of the best-known specialty food stores in the Philadelphia area. Now in its third generation of ownership, Carlino’s offers a truly amazing array of quality, fresh food products…homemade breads and pastries, prepared foods, sausages, roasts, salads, gelati as well and our award-winning Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and the most extensive international cheese selection in the area. Carlino’s also features an impressive selection of Italian groceries, many of which are imported exclusively by Carlino’s.
Carlinos Specialty Foods is the answer to all of your special event, party tray and gift basket needs. Contact one of our event planners to help make your next special event PERFECT. Whether it be a birthday, graduation, fundraiser or the most important day, your wedding…our event planners are at you service.
Shopping Carlino’s is a fantastic experience for the truly gourmet shopper as well as the food novice. Our experienced, enthusiastic staff is ready to answer all of your questions. Ask about Carlino’s Gift Cards when looking to give something extra-special! And please…stop in to our stores located in Ardmore and West Chester to see what everyone is talking about.