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Family History

In a community we love

We've been a Milwaukee community staple for more than seven decades

Glorioso’s stands for everything it stood for the day it opened over 78 years ago. Walk into our store and find family behind a deli filled with Mediterranean-Italian favorites. Wandering aisle by aisle, your mouth will water as you smell the aroma of fresh Italian food being made in our deli or the scent of Italian cookies and other sweets coming fresh baked from our bakery. Here, you buy the best.

It was always about people, whether it was family or community…about sticking together and supporting one another. And that’s still what makes this business special.

We are built on strong Italian Traditions.

You might bump into a Glorioso when shopping the aisles.  Should you see them, say hi and they will be ready tell the story of Glorioso’s and share the history behind the family photographs seen around our store. Being active members of the Brady Street Business Improvement District, the Italian Community Center, local churches and community groups throughout the East Side, you can find us supporting the Milwaukee community, the city we call home.

More than anything, when you are in the store you will feel the culinary tradition, experience the warmth of the staff, and immerse yourself in quality foods from Italy. We focus on making your experience special. This is no ordinary grocery store. A patron once told us, “your store is a place where you inspire people to cook their best.” We find that to be the highest compliment, and a testament to the hard work and vision set forth by the Glorioso brothers. This hard work has earned us the award for Best Independent Grocery Store in America from Progressive Grocer along with multiple local awards for the best deli / takeout and grocery store in Milwaukee in the categories of: Best Deli, Best Ethnic Grocery Store, Best Gourmet/Specialty Grocery Store, and Best Gelato. We are honored to serve the Milwaukee community and we make it our mission to provide you with quality Italian food while providing a great customer experience.

Glorioso’s Italian Market has grown from the 1,500-sq ft original location to our current 10,000-sq ft store. To make a good thing even better, we have launched Glorioso’s Appetito across the street to create a place where we can offer genuine Italian experiences from public cooking classes, private cooking lessons, to group or corporate events. In 2022, Glorioso’s Appetito combined efforts with Michael Solovey’s Sage Harvest to create the best and largest culinary experience in the Greater Milwaukee area with the addition of online cooking classes, food coaching, and in-home private dinners and classes.

Store Departments


Nominated as one of the best Delis in Milwaukee since 2009, Glorioso's Italian Market's deli counter offers only the highest quality products. From traditional Italian sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, panini, pasta, pizza, calzones and flatbreads all made to order. Fresh pasta and sandwich specials daily.

Bakery & Cafe

Whether you need a quick dessert after lunch or an entire layered cake for a birthday, our bakery is sure to have that special confection you're searching for. Glorioso traditional recipes are used to make fresh cannolis, tiramisu, Italian cookies, and luscious pastries. Thirsty? We also offer fresh coffee, espresso and specialty coffee drinks. Call our bakery to place special orders for your next event.


Only the best cuts of meat are provided at Glorioso's. We import the best cured meats from Italy. Hand-crafted sausages are the cornerstone of our meat department. Made fresh daily from our Italian family recipes, without hormones or preservatives.


Glorioso's Italian Market is anything but your normal grocery store. We stock our aisles with specialty foods from around the globe. Italian sauces and pastas, tomatoes and truffle products sit alongside glorious olive oils, imported cheeses and balsamic vinegars. Glorioso's own family products--like our sauces and artisan pasta--sit on shelves beside Italian favorites. Olives, giardiniera, capers and seafood swim alongside bulk tubs of wine, nuts, fruit and candy. Cookies, tiramisu, cannoli and espresso provide the perfect sweet finish to your delicious meal. Whatever you need, we have it!

Wine & Beverages

Authentic Italian wines, craft beer, specialty drinks can all be found in our wine & beverage department. Glorioso's Italian Market has carefully curated a selection of Italian wines that is second-to-none. Our Wisconsin craft beer selection is steadily expanding to offer a wide range of styles and regions. We have an extensive collection of specialty Italian spirits as well as soft drinks.


From home-made mozzarella to ricotta, mascarpone, scamorza, smoked provolone, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, Glorioso's provides the best cheeses to put your own charcuterie board together and make your special occasions truly special.

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