Founded in 2001 by Alessandro Bellini, Viola Imports is a family-owned import and distribution business of authentic Italian specialty products. Our commitment to quality and authenticity reflects the passion, traditions and expertise of the producers we represent. The personal relationships we have with the farmers & producers in the many regions across Italy enable us to guarantee quality, origin, and history of our products.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us valued recognition by our customers and the title of “Chef’s Choice” for our line of specialty food products. We have developed a vast network of loyal customers in food service and retail both locally and throughout the country.


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EXPO Milano

May 1 – October 31, 2015 Milan, Italy For six months, Milan will be a global showcase for all countries to show their best technology in providing safe, sufficient and healthy food for the world. With more than 140 countries...
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NRA Show

May 16-19, 2015 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Experience all the activity, excitement and progress that draws over 63,000 foodservice professionals from around the world each year at the 2015 NRA Show! Each year, restaurateurs and other foodservice professionals gather to...
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2015 Summer Fancy Food Show

June 28-30 2015 New York, NY The Summer Fancy Food Show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event! Held in New York City for 2015, the show will feature over 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices,...
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Gabriele Corcos - Host of Extra Virgin on Cooking Channel/Food Network

Gabriele Corcos

Alessandro’s work ethic is phenomenal! Working with him is a pleasure and a guarantee. He is extremely reliable, accommodating and thrives not just for the health of his own company, but also for the success and satisfaction of all his...
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Jonathan Goldsmith

Un altro livello of products. Viola Imports can be found in the best restaurants throughout America. I am very happy to have them here in Chicago! Jonathan Goldsmith, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
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Tony Mantuano portrait

Tony Mantuano

Viola Imports always has the most authentic Italian ingredients available in America. The service that Alessandro provides to his customers, going the extra mile to find something particular, is second to none. Tony Mantuano, Chef/Partner Levy; Spiaggia, Bar Toma, Terzo...
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