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Anita & Pina Romolo
Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurs Anita and Pina.

Our Company

Our Mission
To create divine Italian products for the gourmet consumer of discriminating tastes.

Our Vision
To set the standard for the specialty food industry in Canada by providing a memorable experience with each and every product, for each and every client, with each and every bite.

High Quality, Artisan, Gourmet Italian Creations

Piccola Cucina specializes in Italian specialty products made with the goodness of almonds. Each product is made with the utmost care and attention; handmade and manufactured in a dedicated gluten free commercial facility in Winnipeg. This commitment to excellence maintains the high integrity, quality and freshness on which the business runs.

Piccola Cucina products are available for purchase at a variety of gourmet specialty stores, seasonal markets and through the online store.

A Brief History of Macaroons - Created by Italian Monks; Perfected by Piccola Cucina

There is a lot of debate about the exact origin of Macaroons, although many histories believe this confection can be traced back to Italian monasteries. The first macaroons were almond meringue cookies similar to today’s amaretti, with a crisp crust and a soft interior. They were made from egg whites and almond paste (a combination of equal parts of ground blanched almonds and sugar, mixed with egg whites). The name of the cookie comes from the Italian word for paste, maccarone (mah-kah-ROW-nay). Today, these treats are enjoyed all over the world in a variety of styles.

Fast forward to 2009 and Piccola Cucina (Little Kitchen) was born from a passion for family, love, sharing and enjoying good quality food. Owned and operated by a powerhouse team of mother and daughter; this duet joined forces to deliver handmade, gourmet baked goods, using traditional family recipes. Piccola Cucina now provides an ever-growing selection of products that warm the heart and comfort the soul, including a variety of flavour creations of the traditional Macaroon.

Buon Appetito!

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"... We placed gift boxes of amaretti at all place settings at our Christmas party. Not only was it a very attractive addition to the table, the staff all commented on how much they enjoyed them. All of the textures and flavours available from Piccola Cucina are my favourites and they are now on our list of suppliers for corporate gifts. It is great to be able to give something with flare and taste. "

- Barbara Higgins, FT Services

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