Welcome to the Fattorosi Family brand of authentic imported Italian products. We are new brand but with deep roots in Southern Italy. The Fattorosi Family can trace their ancestry to the year 1139 and to a small village called Lettere, not far from Mount Vesuvius. Lettere, located on the Sorrento Peninsula on the slopes of Mount Lattari, is a mere seven miles from Pompeii. The area surrounding Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius is world renowned for its wine and vegetables it produces.
Pompeii’s destruction in 79 A.D., also led to a large amount of volcanic ash being deposited on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and Mont Lattari. That ash contained large quantities of lava, silica, and pumice resulting in a soil that is rich in potassium, phosphorus, sulphur, and other trace minerals. In addition to the soil, Monte Lattari has some of the cleanest, freshest spring water making it some of the most fertile soil in Italy.
When the family patriarch, Giovanni Fattorosi, emigrated to the United States from the Sorrento Peninsula in 1890 he brought along with him some of the traditions he learned growing up in the region. He would make his own wine, pasta, and pasta sauce in his house which was the original first church of St. Anthony’s in Port Reading, New Jersey. Giovanni’s recipes were handed down in the family to his grandson, Joseph Fattorosi, and then to his great-grandson, Michael Fattorosi.
Each of our products have their own story and are unique in their own way. Whether it is pasta, tomato sauce or wine, we want to provide you and your family with the very best possible culinary experience.