With roots from beautiful Sicily, the Tantillo family brings a line of Italian products derived from old world favorites and flavors that have been passed down for generations.
The name, Tony Tantillo, has become synonymous for millions of Americans with his passion for true Italian flavors and expert knowledge of produce. This passion has created a line of products that speaks to Tony’s dedication to fresh, natural and wholesome foods that are true to their heritage.
Tony Tantillo has been immersed in the produce business since his family moved from Sicily to San Francisco when he was only five years old. Working alongside his father in the South San Francisco produce markets, he acquired the knowledge he uses today to educate his audiences about the value of produce. Tony has been the greater San Francisco Bay Area's Fresh Grocer since 1992 and is widely recognized as the preeminent produce expert in the United States.
The Tantillo Foods product line includes three olive oils, four marinara sauces, two juices, balsamic vinegar and a balsamic reduction.
Tantillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from the first cold press of the olives in Italy, giving it a wonderful decadent flavor. The new Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a specially selected blend of olives from Italy, Greece, Spain and Tunisia. This combination of olives gives Tantillo's Extra Virgin Olive Oil a robust, fresh taste. It is packed in a clear bottle, displaying the rich color of this extraordinary olive oil. Tantillo's Garlic Dipping oil is seasoned with a fresh sprig of rosemary, garlic and other spices. The Garlic Dipping oil can be used as a condiment to a loaf of bread or as a marinade for meat, poultry or fish.
The four different Sicilian marinara sauces (Tomato Basil, Smooth, Chunky and Marinara) can also be a base for the cook to add their own ingredients and bring out their favorite flavors to make a personalized, signature sauce.
Tantillo’s Lemon and Lime juice is imported directly from the volcanic lands of Sicily and is 99% real juice. The juice bottles give any cook the convenience of fresh juice at their fingertips. Both are a great pairing to any meat, fish, or produce dish, as well as in your favorite beverage.
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is the result of fermentation from selected musts from the lands of Lambrusco de Sorbara and Trebbiano that have been aged in oak barrique barrels. This vinegar is a wonderful flavor enhancement to fruit, vegetables, salad, meat and fish.
Tantillo's Bliss is made of the most natural ingredients, and uses more balsamic vinegar than most other reductions on the market. Balsamic Bliss will surprise the taste buds with its vinegar kick, yet sweet and sugary taste. It offers a great, different flavor to favorite meat recipes, and especially to desserts like ice cream.
WHERE TO FIND TONY
After remarkable success in the Bay Area television market, Tony Tantillo relocated to New York in 2000. He is now the local food editor for WCBS Channel 2 News. Every Sunday at 6:20 A.M., you can catch Tony's Dining Deals Segment. Monday through Friday he appears on the Noon News with fresh produce tips and new, appetizing recipes.
Tony is also on the local news stations in Chicago (WBBM-TV), Pittsburg (KDKA-TV), Philadelphia (KYW-TV), and San Francisco (KPIX-TV). He is also on KBLX 102.9 FM in San Francisco, CA for his morning drive tip of the day as well as over 80 other stations coast to coast.
Pick up his free monthly Fresh Ideas Magazine in the Produce Department in every Safeway, Vons, Dominick's, Pavilions, Randall's, Tom Thumb, Carr's, Genuardi's and Grocery Works supermarkets.