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La Bella Romana™ Italian Condiments

A Chicago Legend

GiardinieraFor many Italian beef eaters in Chicago, a load of giardiniera atop the meat is as essential as the meat itself.

Giardiniera is a condiment consisting of serrano peppers, bell peppers, olives, celery, pimentos, carrots and cauliflower, marinated in olive oil. Mild Italian giardiniera does not contain any hot “sport” peppers…it is simply pickled vegetables in red or white wine vinegar.

Giardiniera was invented in 1925 in Chicago by famous "Beef and Sausage Man" Pasquale Scala. Since its inception, giardiniera has traditionally been served on Italian beef and Italian sausage, though it is also commonly served atop meatball sandwiches, Italian subs, pizza, and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Other La Bella Romana™ include:
  • La Bella Romana™ Capers
  • La Bella Romana™ Non-Pareil Capers
  • La Bella Romana™ Chopped Garlic
  • La Bella Romana™ Eggplant Salad
  • La Bella Romana™ Green Broad Beans
  • La Bella Romana™ Hot Antipasta
  • La Bella Romana™ Imported Calamata Olives
  • La Bella Romana™ Imported Cocktail Onions
  • La Bella Romana™ Imported Greek Black Olives
  • La Bella Romana™ Muffuletta Salad
  • La Bella Romana™ Olive Salad
  • La Bella Romana™ Pepperoncini
  • La Bella Romana™ Peppers In Vinegar Brine
  • La Bella Romana™ Salonica Peppers In Vinegar Brine
  • La Bella Romana™ Pickled Garlic Cloves w/Jalapeno Peppers
  • La Bella Romana™ Stuffed Queens Olives
  • La Bella Romana™ Sun Dried Tomatoes