The story of Dell’Amore Marinara begins with our Grandmother Filomena, the creator of the original recipe for the amazing marinara sauce that we jar and sell today. Filomena was born in 1895 in the town of Agropoli, in the Campania region of southern Italy.
The striking photograph of her on our label was taken in 1914 in a photographer’s studio in Italy during the first World War. This photo was to be sent to her boyfriend, who was off in the Italian Navy and had recently contracted cholera. Filomena emigrated to the U.S. in her early 20s, shortly after World War I. She arrived at Ellis Island and settled in Brooklyn, NY, where she soon married and started a family. Her children and grandchildren swore she was the best cook in the world. The love and care that Filomena put into her cooking has become a family tradition and a trademark of Dell’Amore Marinara 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 continues to produce exceptional sauces that would make Grandmother Filomena proud – honoring her tradition of cooking with only the finest quality and freshest ingredients, and remaining 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.