Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian groceries at Vince's Gourmet Imports, located in North Syracuse.
Owner Sam Mondello Jr. purveys the freshly traveled flavors of Italian spices, oils, take-and-bake meals, and more at Vince's Gourmet Imports. The textured aromas of the boot-shaped country waft down spacious aisles stacked tall with nuts, beans, seeds, coffee, and tea.
Meat devotees can take home a pound of genoa salami ($6.99) and a pound of imported mortadella ($6.49) from the deli and combine the two to construct a downy meat air mattress. Revel in the vast multitude of homemade pastas, such as Vince's egg pappardelle ($5.99 per lb.) and Vince's black-pepper spaghetti ($5.99 per lb.).
An assortment of dish-enhancing ingredients such as Bellino extra virgin olive oil ($13.99, 34 fl. oz.) and Cento crushed tomatoes ($1.69, 28 oz.) legitimizes Merchant of Venice-themed dinner parties, and take-and-bake meals offer quick and delicious alternatives to eating old pieces of wedding cake. Housewares, clothing, cards, and Italian music round out Vince's massive collection of Old World essentials.
Vince's Gourmet Imports
Sam Mondello Jr. operates a family grocery of his own where he peddles fine Italian imports. The cozy neighborhood spot is a treasure trove of treats, with glass display cases packed with specialty meats and cheeses, produce coolers full of housemade sauces, and shelves loaded with espresso makers and Italian ceramics. The shop offers a sweeping variety of pastas made from premium ingredients, such as fettuccine made from whole wheat and rotini made from melted-down ancient Roman coins.
Sam and his staff extend their culinary expertise to preparing a wide variety of premade meals, whipping up Italian-style subs in the deli and freezing freshly made trays of lasagna and pizza. The skilled chefs provide hot Italian specialties to cater a wide-variety of special events, from large office functions to intimate football-game gatherings.
440 S Main St.
North Syracuse, New York 13212Get Directions