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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Summer Fancy Food Show

June 28-30, 2015 2015 New York, NY Stop by and meet our Tuscan producers! Giachi: Booth 2516, Savini Tartufi & Caponi Booth: 2501 The Summer Fancy Food Show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event! Held in New...
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Chicago Gourmet 2015

September 26-27, 2015 Millennium Park. Chicago IL Visit us at the Chicago Gourmet this year! Chicago Gourmet is a culinary experience promoting Chicago’s impressive food community. It was created to celebrate and honor both Chicago’s culinary achievements and the creative vision our chefs...
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Fabio Viviani

I wanted to make sure we did everything at my restaurant like we do in Italy. And that meant using real Italian ingredients from all across the country so that each region would be celebrated. The authenticity and quality that...
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Sarah Grueneberg

Viola Imports is my go-to for true authentic Italian ingredients. Each ingredient tells a story of the person and tradition behind them. Alessandro and the Viola team are passionate about bringing them to Chicago and supporting the Italian craft. Sarah...
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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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