Old Fashioned Candy Store

Small and Sweet

Piccolo & Dolce, located inside of Capitano Deli & Sweets, is an old fashioned candy shop with a delicious collection of sweet treats. We offer classic, old-school candy and modern favorites sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Our shop is a place where candy lovers of all ages can experience a nostalgic sugar rush. Take a trip down memory lane with a sweet selection of retro candy from your childhood, all in the name of a good cause.

Our candy shop was established with the community in mind. Carrying on his family’s legacy, our founder wanted create an old fashioned candy shop with a good cause at its core. Piccolo & Dolce, named after aunt Rose Piccolo, means small and sweet in Italian. Aunt Rose owned and operated a penny candy store located in Crest Hill, Illinois. Her shop was a community staple for over two decades and brought joy to families throughout Will County. Aunt Rose’s candy store remains a vivid childhood memory, inspiring our founder to bring sweet treats and happiness to Yorkville.

Candy with a Cause

Our family is passionate about providing work opportunities to young adults with special needs.  That’s why our candy shop has proudly a adopted job skills program.

Piccolo & Dolce provides a safe space where people of all abilities can take pride in their work and encourage others to reach their goals. We aim to create a positive community where young adults with disabilities can learn, develop workplace skills, and gain a sense of self confidence.

Mentors and Volunteers

In addition to our in-house staff, we rely on kind-hearted community members to mentor our candy shop workers. Our volunteer program connects volunteers with our candy shop crew. Mentors offer guidance, instruction, and reassurance to candy shop workers.

Volunteer Program