In 1920, Umberto De Rosa opened his first DeRosa Salumeria Supermarket in the city of Naples, Italy. He became quickly renowned as one of the highest quality suppliers of cheeses, pastas, salumi and various other Italian specialties. With the help of his wife Lucia and their ten children, the business grew and he opened more stores in the Naples vicinity. In 1965 Umberto's youngest son, Benito, decided to pursue the American dream and ventured to New York City. He brought with him his family's vast knowledge of Italian culinary arts and added a new mastery from some of the most famed New York City Italian markets. In 1972 he caught the eye of a prominent pasta and cheese manufacturer who was looking to expand his franchise. In 1973, Benito was entrusted by this franchiser to open a store in Valley Stream, Long Island. This franchise quickly grew to be recognized as the source of New York's finest ravioli, fresh pasta and Italian specialties. After several successful years in Long Island, Benito was asked to help revive the franchise's Staten Island store. So in 1979, Benny moved to Staten Island's budding town of Eltingville. After many years of sacrifice and perseverance, Benny and his family were able to make this location a successful, Staten Island staple.
On this website, you will find a menu for party trays and platters that are offered in the DeRosa family's store.
For over 100 years, the DeRosa family has provided their local communities with the highest quality Italian Specialties. Today, the third generation of DeRosa's aims to continue the same tradition of quality and service in their Eltingville, Staten Island store.