Gesino’s Italian Specialty Food: A Gourmet-utopia comes to Lancaster

Great news for food lovers and casual citizens in Lancaster, PA: Gesino’s Italian Specialty Food is coming to town! Right in time for the holiday season, residents and food enthusiasts will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the finest Italian products ever imported in the United States. The opening is set for Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11 am 1:00 pm. Mayor Rick Gray will lead the ribbon cut ceremony along Italian dignitaries. A special tasting will follow. The official GRAND OPENING to the public is set for Saturday, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Ample free parking available.

Gesino Sgro embraced his journey toward the American Dream about 50 years ago, moving from a picturesque village in Calabria, Italy, with a load of hopes and not a word of English. Using only newspaper clippings and countless of hours, Gesino found a way to overcome the language barrier and soon found himself rising in the ranks of his job; he started off as an iron worker but eventually became a sales project manager. In 2004 he launched Bacco Wine & Spirits, a successful wine importing company followed now by Gesino’s Italian Specialty Food, flagship store in the beautiful setting of a former Hanover Frozen Foods (now in York).

The warm interior, kept a feeling close to its industrial charm but with an Italian flair. The handpicked lines of outstanding products include: Olive Oils and Balsamic selections; organic, spelt and, for the first time in the United States, Carob Pasta; Rice and Cereals; Pesto, tapenades and sauces; Olive & friends; Jams & Marmalades; Salty and Sweet Taralli; Chocolate; Confetti/sugar almonds; Traditional Italian seasonal cakes like Panettone; Coffee; Water and soft drinks. Products can be also purchased online at

The store is located at 945 North Plum Street in Lancaster, corner with Liberty Street and offers ample free parking to indulge in tastings and shopping in all tranquility. The location is in a gentrified area (Lancaster Brewery is moving next door) and lends itself also to host special events such as showers, book signing and tastings, for an extraordinary and unique setting.

We look forward to welcoming you at Gesino’s, the newest food-lovers destination in Lancaster, PA.
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