The Story of Our Grandmother Filomena

GrandmotherOur grandmother, Filomena, was born December 5, 1895. She grew up in the town of Agropoli, in the Campania region of southern Italy. The photograph of Filomena on our label was taken in 1914.

Filomena emigrated to the U.S. in 1924. She settled in Brooklyn, NY and raised a family there. Her children and grandchildren swore she was the best cook in the world. The love and care that grandmother Filomena put into her cooking has become a family tradition and a trademark of Dell’Amore pasta sauce today.

We began bottling her signature marinara under the Dell’Amore name in 1986, making us one of the of early pioneers of premium, authentic pasta sauce being sold to the public.

Dell’Amore sauces continue to win accolades from customers and food critics alike.

And the rest, as they say, is history.


Her Legacy Today

Today, Dell’Amore continues to produce exceptional sauces that would make Grandmother Filomena proud – honoring her tradition of cooking with only the freshest ingredients.  And, we remain dedicated to the careful crafting and meticulous attention to detail that went into every dish she created.  The result – only the finest products ready for you and your family to enjoy.

My husband and I lived in Switzerland for many years, and after being back in the U.S., only got some REALLY good prepared sauce when we found YOURS!  Before finding your brand, I always made it from scratch, with plum tomatoes, butter, garlic, olive oil, and basil, plus a few other spices. My husband cannot eat onions, so the added advantage to your very fresh tasting sauce, is that it DOESN'T have them.  In Europe, there are lots of options of prepared food WITHOUT onions, but in the U.S., there are hardly any.  Your sauce has made my life MUCH easier.  Please NEVER change it!!  Please NEVER stop making it!!  I use it for pastas, pizza, salad dressing, and for Middle Eastern foods.

P.C. – West Des Moines, Iowa

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