Partners

Our business partners are valued for their commitment to sharing Italian culture as business owners, native-born Italians, Italian Americans and purveyors of Italian food, wine and Italian made products. Many are small producers and artisans who are preserving the traditions and craftsmanship made famous by Italians both in Italy and here in Vermont.

To become a VICA Business Member ($100/year) contact us here.

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Chef-owner Stefano Cicirello, along with his sister and business partner, Susie Ely operate Restaurant Poco on Main Street in Burlington. This small plates dinner restaurant offers globally inspired dishes made from selectively sourced ingredients, with a great selection of beer and wine. Open for dine in and take out Wednesday - Saturday.

One of Burlington's most beloved restaurants, Trattoria Delia has invited guests to enjoy authentic, expertly prepared Italian cuisine, warm hospitality, and smart, attentive service for over 24 years. Trattoria Delia is led by Leslie Wells and John Rao, founders of neighboring Pizzeria Verità, which, like Trattoria Delia, has authenticity at its core, serving traditional Neapolitan pizzas baked in an imported Acunto oven. Together with their sister restaurant, the wine bar Sotto Enoteca, the restaurants offer a true Italian gastronomic voyage, without ever leaving Vermont.

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For over 30 years our small, family-run business has offered authentic Italian torrone, biscotti, and specialty foods - the ones you remember from childhood. These exceptional foods connect us to our ancestors and help preserve Italian culinary traditions for the future. We work hard to make your gift or special occasion memorable by selecting only the freshest and most delicious products. These unique confections and novelties are the only items we sell. We sincerely hope you enjoy!

Mangia Bene!

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La Panciata is a family owned and operated bakery that has been producing delicious Italian-style bread in Vermont since 1992. Anyone who tries La Panciata bread can tell that something makes it unique. Perhaps it's the slow, traditional Italian baking process or the high quality ingredients. Perhaps it's the owners' deep commitment to quality and freshness. Regardless, once you've had a taste of La Panciata bread, you'll be hooked and ready to sample the broad range of flavors, textures and styles that are now widely available throughout Vermont and surrounding regions.

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Tina's Home Designs was opened in 1961 by Tina Cannizzaro and is now owned and operated by her son, Chris. In our Hunter Douglas Gallery you'll find a wide variety of window covering choices to meet all your needs. Add our soft treatments for a gorgeous, finished look, along with our huge array of area rug and furniture options, upholstery services, and case goods.

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Village Wine and Coffee is a locally owned and operated shop offering specialty wines and world-class espresso in the heart of Shelburne, Vermont since 2005. Owner Kevin Clayton has been involved in retail wines for over 30 years and brings that collective knowledge to the wines he sells with a focus on supporting small, independent and family run wineries around the world.

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Campo di Vino is your source of Italian Specialty Foods and Wine. A true reflection of the Italian culture, we offer delicious food, made from scratch, derived from family recipes that have stood the tests of time and taste. Our affordable wine selection spans several varietals and regions while appealing to varying palates.

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Mimmo's Pizzeria and Restaurant at the service of the people since 1995. We strive to make your experience with Mimmo's, convenient, delicious, reasonably priced and enjoyable. Our Italian roots of Toritto (BA) and Mimmo's Long Island Pizza-making experience put another spin on the Vermont dining scene. Here the marinara sauce, dough, meatballs, eggplant, chicken, lasagna, etc. are prepared in-house. Our hard-working talented and dedicated team of professional cooks, pizza throwers, salad station artisans, phone operators, takeout attendants, polite delivery drivers, gracious hosts, and friendly knowledgeable servers, will do their best to make you feel at home. We look forward to your visit.

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Our grandmother, Filomena, was born December 5, 1895 in the town of Agropoli, in the Campania region of southern Italy. In 1924 she emigrated to the U.S. where she raised a family. We began bottling her signature marinara under the Dell'Amore name in 1986, making us one of the early pioneers of premium, authentic pasta sauce being sold to the public. Dell'Amore continues to produce exceptional sauces that would make Grandmother Filomena proud – honoring her tradition of love and care while cooking with only the freshest ingredients. We remain dedicated to the careful crafting and meticulous attention to detail that went into every dish she created.

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SLATE features products made by small companies and artisans from across the globe, blending international and local goods with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. You will find products ranging form timeless jewelry and handbags to cozy, one of a kind home decor items. In addition to their retail space, SLATE also offers in home interior design services bringing their curated selection of modern, timeless designs directly into your living spaces.

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AR Market is an independent, full-service market in the heart of downtown Barre, VT. AR Market has a great selection of fresh meat, fish, Vermont Salumi dry cured meats and sausage. We carry an assortment of dairy products, produce, groceries and pantry staples, all the essentials. Choose from our extensive selection of wines and bubbly, local and not so local beers. Grab some of our delicious focaccia sandwiches, NA drinks and chips for lunch. Whether you stop in to say hello, or stock up on provisions we are here to greet you. Be sure to ask about what's happening at the WINE BAR. We strive to be the place where great food and community meet.

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We are an artisan producer of all-natural meat products rooted in Italian tradition and the classic salumificio. We prioritize clarity of flavor based on simple ingredients and time-honored craftsmanship. Our mission is to produce great food with classic Italian flavors. Our products are made from simple ingredients, careful craftsmanship, and we always start with antibiotic-free pork because we think it is healthier for you and the environment. We make our products to be part of good conversations, reward you at the end of a hard day, and fuel your active life.

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Drink wine, break bread, share community. At Salt & Bubbles Wine Bar and Market we focus on affordable wines (and some ciders and beer) made ethically by people who take care of the land and the people they work with. These producers (who really are farmers!) make wines full of life, they tell a story of a season or a place, and well, they taste great too!

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At Trenchers Farmhouse, we create farm to table pastas rooted in Italian tradition on our family farm in Lyndonville. Our fresh pastas, sauces, take & bake meals and Italian baked goods are created by blending sustainable agriculture with Italian traditions. We craft delicious, nutritious pasta that not only will transport you to Italy but also support small regenerative farmers. We believe that the greatest meals start from the ground up. We nurture our land with regenerative, sustainable, practices in order to grow the most nutrient rich and delicious ingredients. How our food is grown matters, it should nourish our bodies and communities! Taste Italy with a Vermont spin by ordering fresh pastas for pick ups around the Northeast Kingdom.

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Monti Verdi is, of course, "Green Mountains" in Italian and that is the best place to start to understand what goes into our hand-crafted salami. We are both Italians who have brought with us our traditional methods for making authentic Italian salumi (cured meats). We are also both Vermonters who have made a home — and a farm — here in the Green Mountains that is ethical, sustainable, and true. The marriage of these influences can be tasted in each product we make.

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Pearl Street Pizza in Barre serves up wood-fired Napoletana pizza from its handmade Stefano Ferrara Forni brick oven, along with grandma-style pizza by the slice, which is fluffier with a crispy crust. The restaurant also serves a selection of antipasti, primi and dolci including Italian dishes such as Caesar salad, housemade pasta specials and seasonal burrata salad with local vegetables. Shareable plates will include, mussels and wood-fired octopus. Check out the menu here!

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We are a full service Neapolitan pizzeria with a focus on exceptional Italian cuisine, inspired craft cocktails, and a well-informed, engaging staff. We make our pizzas in the traditional Neapolitan technique, which involves pushing out a light, thin crust, taking care to push air into the cornicione, or edge, then topping each dough with just the right amount of fresh ingredients and finally baking the pizza in a very hot wood-fired oven. The majority of our toppings come from local sources here in Vermont, which stems from a commitment to supporting our local farmers and food producers and our dedication to the Neapolitan tradition.

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Our mission at Dedalus is to create a new kind of wine culture. One that closes the gap between wine growers and wine drinkers. A culture that celebrates the simple, sustaining pleasures of the table and does away with the old gatekeepers. A culture that places value on farmers and the beautiful things they create. A culture that values the people behind the products and shares the stories of the regions they come from.

We're here to tell wine's story, inspire great drinking, bring people happiness, and bring communities together around the table.