Castroni Delicatessen, Rome
In 1932 Umberto Castroni purchased the shop in via Cola di Rienzo in Rome. It was at then that a curiosity and passion for selecting coffee blends and spices would take off. In the 1960s his son would come to realize the potential of developing international and exotic gourmet products in a European capital and seat of embassies and consulates from countries in every corner of the globe.
The Castroni group now has a portfolio of eight shops in Rome, each of which is managed by a member of the family.
With the up and coming fourth generation, the Via Cola di Rienzo shop is a point of reference not only for locating gourmet foods, wine and coffee, but also for accessories from all around that world that can be used for cooking and serving any dish with native aplomb. There are boilers for cooking Japanese rice to perfection for making sushi, Chinese bamboo steamers, cous cous pots and so forth.
In addition to the large selection of Italian and foreign foods, ready-made dishes are also avaiable.
The group’s other shops are located in Via Boccea 173/175, Via Catania 54, Via Flaminia 28/32, Via Ottaviano 55, Via della Quattro Fontane 38, Piazza della Balduina1/1A and Piazza Irnerio 73/74, all in Rome.