Happy Birthday, Angelo

2020 is coming to a close and we are thrilled to enter this new year! 2020 was a trying year and with hope we look to 2021 for a new beginning. What better way to start this new year than celebrating the birth of our founder and my grandfather, Angelo Caputo! 

89 years ago on January 1, 1932 in the little town of Mola di Bari, Angelo was born. I want to take this opportunity to share some words.

My grandfather is one of the strongest men I know. I am fortunate enough to hear the stories of his early years- in Italy, coming to America, working, and everything in between. He did not always have it easy. His life was full of obstacles and his ability to overcome them is a true testament to his character. He made great sacrifices in order to give his wife and children the best life possible. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family and never complained because that is the kind of man he is. 

He will face any challenge, big or small, head on and he will persevere because of his dedication and strong work ethic.

Most everything he does, he does with his family in mind. His family has since grown to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nothing makes him happier than being surrounded by his loved ones and seeing the smiles on his family’s faces.

I am so blessed to have him as my Nonno, may God bless him always!

We hope you and your family have a safe, happy, and happy New Year!

From Our Family To Yours 

Merry Christmas!

We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We know that celebrations may not be normal and traditions may look different this year, but it is still important to make the most of what you can!

We hope that you all have a safe, healthy, and happy Christmas!

Here is a special holiday message from Angelo Caputo

From Our Family To Yours

La Bella Romana Catering

We are very excited to announce that we have revamped our catering menu. We have spent a lot of time reorganizing and re-creating our menu to give you an easier way to plan a special meal, an office party, or even a wedding! No event is too big or too small. 

The inspiration for our catering department comes from my grandmother and our matriarch, Romana Caputo. 

Romana was Angelo’s guiding force and his pillar of strength. In 1984, Angelo began his quest to start a private label. He used this new private label as an opportunity to honor his wife and named it, La Bella Romana, which translates to “The Beautiful Romana.” La Bella Romana products are sold exclusively at Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets and the La Bella Romana brand includes our Cucina and Catering department.

Romana was known for her passion for cooking. Nobody could prepare a feast or host a party quite like her. Every person left her house feeling full and like a member of the family! Her love and incredible talent for cooking inspired many of our featured recipes. In upholding Romana’s legacy, we take pride in creating delicious meals with the best ingredients. Family is who we are, and we want you to make the most of all the time you can spend with your family.

Choosing La Bella Romana Catering is an easy way to make any event or gathering a success!

Remember, our La Bella Romana Cucina is just as prepared to serve a simple, grab-and-go meal as feed a family of eight or cater a party of 1,800. Every day of the week we offer a wide selection of entrees, sides, soups, and salads. When planning a larger event, simply call your local store — or get in touch with our catering department at (630) 620-4444 ext 1040.

We have items for every meal– trays, buffets, meal combos, full meals, and more! We’d love to work with you to make your next event a success!

Check out our new menu here!

From Our Family To Yours

Homemade Holiday Feast

It’s time to start thinking about meal prep for what may be the biggest holiday of the year. Sharing a meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas is sure to help you make some happy memories. At Caputo’s, we want you to have a hassle free holiday, so we will do the work for you! Our Homemade Holiday Feast is perfect for the holiday season and will allow you to spend quality time with the family! This homemade feast features a main entree, multiple side dishes, condiments, and dessert! 

We offer a full feast that will make your holidays much easier! Our homemade feast feeds 10-12 people and is made with all natural foods, no preservatives, and the nostalgia that comes with home cooking. For the main entree, there is a choice between an oven roasted turkey or an oven baked ham. Both items are holiday classics so you can’t go wrong with either one of them! Plus, the ham comes with our very own signature apricot pineapple glaze! 

You will get sides–vegetables, potatoes, a salad, and bread. There are different options to pick from in each category to make your dinner perfect. To go along with your meal are condiments! You will get two cans of either jelly or cranberry sauce! 

Can’t forget dessert! The feast comes with a fresh 8” La Bella Romana apple or pumpkin pie! 

The feast is available hot for Christmas Eve or you can request it cold and warm it up to enjoy on Christmas Day! 

Check out more information on the feast here

If you’re not looking for a whole feast, we have a ton of antipasto and catering trays in a variety of sizes! Check out our new and improved catering menu here

From Our Family To Yours

Caputo’s Gift Guide

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season has begun which means it’s time to start thinking about gift giving! Sometimes it’s time to give a gift and you’re just in a slump! It is hard to think of gifts, but we have some great ideas for you!

Here is a gift giving guide for you… Caputo’s style

Panettone

A classic and easy gift to give is a panettone! Wrap it in cellophane, add a bow, or add an ornament. It’s a little something to show someone you care and it’s delicious!

Torrone 

Much like panettone, torrone is a typical holiday food. Only available during the holiday season, it is a fluffy almond bark that will bring about many memories of enjoying it around the Christmas season

Moka Espresso Maker

This espresso maker is a great gift for the coffee lover in your life! In different colors and sizes, you can make your own espresso right at home and instantly be transported to Italy! Include some espresso beans and maybe some espresso cups and you have the ultimate gift!

Cookies

Who doesn’t love sweets? Especially our homemade La Bella Romana cookies! You could even take it the extra mile and arrange the cookies on a pretty tray or plate, then gift them. These are easy and delicious. 

Gift baskets

Did you know we have gift baskets available? In different sizes, with different products! There will be plenty of options to choose from. Whether the person you’re buying for likes fruit, cheese, pasta, candies, coffee, or is a La Bella Romana fan, we have gift baskets that will suit their needs! 

Caputo’s Merch

For the Caputo’s fan in your life. An “I Love Shopping at Caputo’s” apron, a Caputo’s mug, a gift card, or a combo of all! These simple items go a long way!

From Our Family To Yours