Our founder was inspired by his family’s Italian recipes and perseverance.
The Capitano family ventured to America in the early 1920s from Palermo in Sicily, Italy. They were in search of the new, exciting opportunities America had to offer. Soon after immigrating to the U.S., tragedy struck the Capitanos. Great Grandpa Capitano passed away suddenly, leaving behind his beloved wife and their six children. With great determination and tenacity, Great Grandma Capitano went to work full time and continued to raise the children on her own. She instilled in her children that with hard work and dedication, anything can be achieved. This perseverance has truly become a part of the Capitano name.
Great Grandma’s disposition inspired the family for generations to come. This is where we come in. Our founder knows the importance of family and integrity. That’s why Capitano Deli & Sweets is a community delicatessen where you can experience great food with the ones you love.