Talluto's Authentic Italian Food
When Joe Talluto sold his house back in 1967, it wasn't because his family was moving; it was because he was buying an industrial ravioli machine. Back then, he likely didn’t anticipate his son cooking the family's signature ricotta-spinach gnocchi for a celebrity chef the likes of Mario Batali, but Talluto's fresh-made pastas, cheeses, and other Italian foodstuffs have become not only a Philadelphia favorite, they've garnered attention across the nation. Though the operation has expanded vastly from its hand-made roots, the family carries out the life-long dream of Joe Talluto, who was 60 years old when he first started making and distributing his pastas. Led by Joe's eldest son, Joe Jr., the South Philly staple slings fresh-made ravioli, stuffed shells, and flavored pastas—served dry, fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried for astronauts.