5 Italian Christmas Staples

Christmas is just a few days away and this big holiday usually comes with a lot of nostalgia and tradition. Every family has traditions to look forward to every year. Eating certain foods, spending days baking with loved ones, going to certain events… that’s the beauty of Christmastime! It evokes a certain joy and something to look forward to or count on each year.

Whether you are making new traditions or upholding life long ones– tradition is important to us! We know that many traditions revolve around food and we love to be a part of your family traditions. 

One of our main goals is to keep tradition alive and we do this by having all the foods you grew up enjoying on Christmas! Here are 5 Italian Christmas Staples


Panettone is a sweet bread, often filled with raisins and candied oranges (also available in a variety of other flavors), that is enjoyed as a dessert. It is an Italian holiday tradition to give panettone as a gift to be shared.


Cartellate are a classic dessert. Thin, fried dough that is coated with either honey or vino cotto, a fig syrup! The dough is made with simple ingredients, including wine. They are very common in the Puglia region and are said to resemble the halo around the infant Jesus or the crown of thorns Jesus wore during his crucifixion. We have both varieties imported from Italy.

Making your own? Although simple ingredients, the process is tedious, but another beautiful tradition shared by many families. We sell vincotto in stores!


Torrone is a nougat candy found on many Italian dessert tables. Available in individual boxes, it is made with honey, sugar, and egg whites with toasted almonds or candied fruit!


Panforte is a chewy cake dessert often made with fruit or nuts. It hails from Siena and is a dense, flavorful cake!


Christmas cookies are a staple all around the world, but the type of cookie you prefer is what makes the tradition special! Italians have tons of special cookies which have memories linked back to Christmastime. Rainbow cookies, fig cookies, almond cookies… we have them all!

We hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas!

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Homemade Holiday Feast 2022

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! 

More info here

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National Pastry Day

With the holidays quickly approaching, we’re experiencing a constant craving for something sweet! A long day of shopping, wrapping, decorating, or holiday party has us wanting a delicious treat at the end of the day. Just in time since December 9th is National Pastry Day!

We have a variety of homemade pastries, cookies, cakes, and more. There are plenty of options to choose from that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth.

Our bakery items are all made from scratch in our corporate bakery daily. Many recipes are our matron, Romana Caputo’s, recipes– just adapted to be created in bulk! She had a passion for cooking and baking and so it was only fitting that our bakery was named in her honor, the La Bella Romana bakery!

Chocolatey or fruity, rich and decadent or simple and light, we have so many options for you to look forward to at the end of a long day. 

Here are 3 must try pastries


Every aspect of our cannoli are homemade. We make and fry our own shells and make our own cannoli filling. We have different sizes, toppings, and even offer chocolate dipped cannoli. For the chocolate dipped cannoli, we take our homemade shell and dunk it in melted chocolate. In addition to our traditional cannoli, we offer a monthly flavor! We take unique flavors and combine it with our cannoli filling to make some delicious and unique flavors. Changing on the first of each month, some include nutella, pistachio, dulce de leche… just to name a few.


Another must try… our eclairs! The homemade pastry is filled with custard and topped with a layer of fudge. It’s impossible to take just one bite of this delicious dessert. The light custard and the rich, chocolatey fudge pair together perfectly in a way that will keep you coming back for more!


If you love cannoli filling, this is another must! This pastry resembles a cannoli, but is a shortbread shell filled with cannoli filling. The ends are dipped in chocolate and dunked in green nuts, then the tops are drizzled with chocolate.

Whether you’re looking for a classic Italian dessert like sfogliatelle or cartocci or a traditional American dessert like a brownie or carrot cake, we have those and so many more! Take a peek inside our bakery 

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