Welcome to Simply Italiano!
Hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday 10AM-5PM: Saturday 9AM-5PM: Sunday 11AM-2PM
The thought to open an Italian based specialty shop was inspired during our month long trip to Italy in 2009. Upon returning home to WNY, we envisioned opening our shop in the historic downtown Village of Lancaster. As it turns out, the building at 87 Central, which was built in 1850, became available.
We purchased it and spent the next several months doing complete rehabilitation. Shortly after, 85 Central Ave became available for us to build out our retail store, Simply Italiano.
With much more space, we opened its doors in December 2014 with a case of Italian baked goods a shelf of pasta and an espresso machine from Milan Italy.
Over the last 12 months we steadily expanded our line of products totaling over 200 individual items fromItaly. Such items as: Pasta; Preserves; Crackers; Risottos; Legumes; Ferro; polenta; flower; jams; chocolate; candy; biscotti; tuna; spreads; tapenades; balsamic vinegars; Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We added a refrigerated case and now provide a fine selection of imported Italian cheese with a choice of cheese made from sheep; goat or cow milk; soppersatta; prosciutto; olives; mozzarella and S. Pellegrino beverages.
We now have our own pasta sauce too!
Finally, we have an operating kitchen under the name: “Justa-Crepes”Lancaster’s only creperie open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s 11-2
Simply Italiano continues to evolve! Soon, culinary tours to Italy!
Paul & Ellen Lista