Pasta lovers in Clifton Heights will lose one of their local favorites when Scaramuzza Pasta closes its retail store on North Springfield Road on May 26, writes Peg DeGrassa for the Daily Times.
Scaramuzza’s, founded by Clementine DeLioggo and her daughter Mary Scaramuzza, has been a staple of the area for over half of century.
Locals and out-of-towners frequently stop by to enjoy its fresh, homemade take-out lunches, dinners, and other quality products.
Over the years, the store added a preparation area onto the back, but as demand continued to grow, the owners purchased a manufacturing facility at 20 Ogden Street to increase production.
This allowed the family to start selling their quality pasta products wholesale to other retail outlets.
Today, Scaramuzza Pasta products can be bought at more than 200 locations such as Colonial and Wegmans. This popularity is one of the reasons why current owners, Mary’s son, Bob Scaramuzza, and his wife Lisa, are closing the store to focus on expanding the factory.
“We want to keep up with the demand,” said Bob. “People these days want convenience. They don’t have time to stop at a specialty store to pick up just pasta. They want the quality, but they also want the one-stop shopping at a supermarket or other location so we had to evolve with the times.”
Read more about the closing in the Daily Times by clicking here.