Authentic Foods. Uncompromised Quality. Personal Relationships with Farmers and Producers The “Chef’s Choice” for Specialty Food Products

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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Summer Fancy Food Show

June 25-27, 2017 Javits Center, New York Viola Imports will exhibit with Pariani and Mieli Thun Booth 2729, stop by to learn more. Also visit with us at our other producers Giachi/Il Palagiaccio Booth 2609 and Savini Tartufi/Caponi Booth 2601....
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Chicago Gourmet 2017

September 22-24, 2017 Millennium Park. Chicago IL Visit us at the Chicago Gourmet this year! Time sure flies when you’re having fun in Millennium Park. Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017 (can you believe it?) and...
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Winter Fancy Food Show

January 21-23, 2018 San Francisco, CA Mark your calendars for the largest specialty food and beverage show on the West Coast! Attend the show in San Francisco from January 21 – 23 to discover the hottest new products, producers, and trends...
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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 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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