In 1947, the Nation was celebrating the end of World War II. Some 40 years earlier, Antonino Alessi and his family immigrated from their native Sicily to come to America, the land of opportunity. Tampa, then a sleepy port town known mainly for handmade cigars, was chosen as home.
Till this day they remain a family business, squarely attuned to the changing needs of the marketplace and clearly aware of what has brought us this far: quality, innovation and value. They use only the best and freshest ingredients to produce truly unique products at economical prices. They search the world for new tastes and products and strive to bring them to you.
These Alessi specialties capture the best of traditional Italian cuisine. From the sun-kissed peaks of Sicily, to the northern vales of Tuscany, every facet of Italian culture can be tasted and experienced. The Alessi label even means things that the Italians haven't thought of, like White Balsamic Vinegar. It's so different that they have been granted a patent by the United States Federal Government for developing a new art. Let Alessi turn you into an Everyday Gourmet.