The Schottler Family

Jeremy Schottler grew up here in Vienna, VA. He went to OLGC Catholic School through the 8th grade and then went to Gonzaga College High School in DC. He graduated from James Madison University in 1998. Jeremy worked part time at The Italian Gourmet during high school and college. When he graduated from college with […]

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Making it happen in 2016

Work, traffic, school, kids activities. Too much to do, too little time. Welcome to Northern Virginia! We all want to put healthy, delicious family meals on our dinner tables, but sometimes that seems too challenging. Let The Italian Gourmet help you make it happen in 2016. Every morning, our kitchen starts cooking at 5am. All […]

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Easter treats

With Easter just two weeks away, our little shop is full of treats! A traditional Italian Easter treat is the hollow chocolate egg, with a toy surprise inside. Ours are beautifully wrapped in brightly colored foil. You can’t miss them in our store, as we hang them from the ceiling for decoration! We are again […]

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Italian Easter

Easter is an important food holiday for Italians! From Ash Wednesday through Easter, Catholics observe lent by fasting and abstaining from treats. The Easter holiday breaks the lenten fast. One Italian Easter specialty is the pastiera cake, or wheat pie. The origins of the pastiera cake predate Catholic traditions. Romans celebrated the return of spring […]

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Flavors of Fall

Stop by the shop, and let us help you savor the flavors of fall! For Halloween treats, try our sugar cookies. From Uncle Ralph’s Bakery in Maryland, the cookies come in a variety of Halloween shapes, with colored sprinkles. From our own kitchen, we have hand crafted chocolate treats. A perfect portion, they are available […]

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Artisan Meats Section

Stop by and explore our newly expanded artisan meats section! Our imported porcetta is from Leonicini. Porcetta is an Italian pork roast, prepared with rosemary, garlic and salt. It is available sliced at $15/lb or as a sandwich at $8, served with olive oil on ciabatta, heated. We have a wide selection of prosciuttos, available […]

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Molly’s Yogurt

Molly’s Yogurt is named after Molly Schottler. Molly’s parents, Jeremy and Margaret, own The Italian Gourmet, and Molly’s Yogurt is their second business. Molly was born in 2006, and she lives here in Vienna. She went to Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool right across the street from Molly’s Yogurt. Molly now attends St. Mark Catholic School in […]

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Frozen Entrees

In the back corner of our little shop, you’ll find our freezer section. Look inside to find boxes of frozen ravioli, lasagna sheets, our house made sauces and shelves full of our frozen entrees. We have all of the favorite Italian dishes: manicotti, baked ziti, lasagna and more. You’ll also find a section of constantly […]

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Parma Sandwich

One of our classic Italian sandwiches is called the Parma. The Parma features imported prosciutto di Parma. Prosciutto di Parma is a cured ham from the region surrounding Parma, Italy. It is guaranteed by a proper consortium, Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, that protects and controls production and quality. We slice it extra thin to […]

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Cannoli

Cannoli originated in Palermo and surrounding areas in Sicily. Historically prepared as a treat during the Carnevale festival season of overindulgence before the Lenten season of abstention, we now enjoy cannoli in Italy and the United States throughout the year. Cannoli consist of two parts: the cream filling and the shell. At The Italian Gourmet, […]

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