|Vincent Tramonte was born in N.Y. City the son of Italian
parents from Calabria and Civitavecchia. He came to
Northern Virginia to practice law in the 1940’s and although a
beautiful area, it was difficult finding good Italian food.
As time went on, he realized that there were many transplanted
people from New York and other big cities that very
much missed the food he called “the good stuff”. This became
the business plan for the Italian Store, get the products
people want that are hard to find. With the help of Mama
Tramonte in the kitchen, preparing dishes from the family
recipes, and his two sons, working the store and procuring the
products the plan was set.
In 1980, the Tramonte family founded THE ITALIAN STORE
featuring fresh mozzarella, subs, sandwiches and N. Y.
Pizza as well as boasting one of largest selections of Italian wines
in the area. The store’s approach is to bring a wide
range of Italian products (mainly food and wine) to its customers.
Many of the hard to find items are imported directly
from Italy, brought down from New York or prepared from
scratch. The store also features many meats and cheeses
imported from Italy and are very happy to accommodate any
Italian product request.