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Restaurant of the Month- Italia Deli & Bakery

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

Cold Cut sub in front of the store
The Italian Cold Cut sandwich is absolutely delicious

Part Deli, part Italian Market, Italia Deli & Bakery has been an Agoura Hills staple since it first opened its doors here in 1981. Originally hailing from Bari, Italy, Benito and Gina DeGiosa immigrated to California with a dream. Together with family members Philip and Maria Magnanimo, they opened the first Italia Deli in Granada Hills in 1971. But as the babies started coming, they decided Agoura Hills is where they wanted to raise their growing family. Not wanting a long commute, the only logical thing to do was to open a second storefront! Once again the two families combined their talents, until in '91 it was decided the Magnanimo's would take over the Granada location, the DeGiosa's the Agoura store, and the rest is history. More than 40 years later, Italia Deli and Bakery is still owned and operated by the DeGiosa family and they are still making some of the best Italian fare in the whole of Conejo Valley!

The store front
Italia Deli has been has called this Vons adjacent storefront home since 1981

Today, the elder DeGiosa's are enjoying their much deserved retirement from the shop, while the four DeGiosa children have taken over. Not a day goes by that Rosanna, Joe, Michael, or Marisa can't be found in the store, keeping their family legacy alive and thriving.

Inside the store
The aisles are packed full of imported Italian and European culinary essentials

Part deli, part shop, you will find a wide range of Italian kitchen essentials among these aisles. Boasting an impressive array of imported olives, pastas, wine, and so much more, Italia Deli should be the first stop for anyone preparing to cook an authentic Italian feast. They even sell pasta machines, pizzelle bakers, pizza stones, and other gadgets to aid you in your culinary endeavors!

While the grocery offerings are impressive, what really makes Italia Deli and Bakery stand out is of course the Deli! Fresh made pasta noodles, pasta dishes, meatballs, breads, salads, sauces, sausages, and an array of sweet treats are made in house daily, and their famous hot or cold sandwiches are made to order right in front of you. Grab a sandwich for lunch, and pick up one of their take & bake pasta dishes and a salad for dinner while you are at it!

In need of catering? They have you covered there too. Their extensive catering menu offers everything from salads, to party subs, to pasta trays, and anything else you could possibly need in between.

Take and bake pasta dishes
You can purchase fresh made pasta dishes, pizza dough, salads, desserts, and so much more from the cold cases

The DeGiosa siblings are proud alums of Agoura High School, and they continue to support their fellow Chargers by being a part of AHS's Work Experience Program. Students are able to both work at the Deli and receive class credit through this amazing program. Marisa even teaches one of the Career Technical Education courses at the school!

The Bread rack
Bread is baked fresh everyday. Arrive when they first open to purchase it straight from the oven!

Italia Deli and Bakery is open daily, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. They are located at 5657 Kanan Rd. Agoura Hills (next to Vons).

Follow them on Instagram here

Buon Appetito!

bite of cake
The Limoncello Tiramisu

Brought to you by:

Jessica Carter l DRE #01490419 l 818.590.4246 l

"Your Fountainwood neighbor and local area specialist"

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