A taste of Brooklyn and a Taste of Italy Right here in Jackson!
By, Pam Teel
Bella Italia Pork Store and Catering of Jackson is a premiere family owned food market bringing a little bit of Italy and a little bit of Brooklyn to Jackson N.J. and the surrounding communities. Walking through the doors of this Italian Specialty store you are immediately hit with the aroma of fresh baked breads and the daily abundance of their homemade prepared foods. The store features a gourmet deli, you can stop by for a lunchtime meal like a hot sub, sandwich, Panini, salad or wrap, or pick up a prepared meal to go. They also have a full line Butcher department that carries certified Angus Beef, Bell and Evans Chicken, pork chops, homemade sausage, NY strip steaks, Prime Ribeye, London broil, and more. Every morning owner, Salvatore Sgroi, is busy making his homemade mozzarella and homemade sausage. Sgroi was raised in the business. He began working in his father’s butcher shop in Brooklyn, NY at the age of nine. This is where he learned the art of being a butcher. At home, he was surrounded in Italian tradition and developed a love for homemade Italian food.
Bella Italia also carries imported Italian products such as pasta, groceries, cheeses, top quality olive oil and vinegar, Italian pastries, and cookies. They are most known for their hot and cold catering for parties of all sizes. Their extensive menu was created with an eye towards offering the widest range of Italian options. Whether it’s catering for a neighboring business, family party, or private event, they deliver to all areas of Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties.
Bella Italia also takes the stress out of holiday cooking, offering Bell & Evans fresh turkeys (cooked or uncooked) with many sides to choose from. There is also a special holiday menu available at Christmas and Easter.
In 2019, Bella Italia will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. Their mission is to provide their customers with exceptional Italian Specialties and excep- tional customer service. Sal and the staff make it a point to get to know everyone who comes through the door by their name, making them feel like part of their extended family!
Want to be a part of the family? Check the place out for yourself. The store is located at 180 North County Line Road in Jackson, between Bartley and Harmony Roads. Store hours are Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm. You can visit their website at www. bellaitaliajackson.com or call to order at 732-942-1151 or fax 732-942-1153.