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Our History

In 1920, John N. Tenuta left his native Italy to seek his fortune in the United States.  His dream was to open his own business - and that dream was realized when Tenuta's Delicatessen opened its doors on April 1, 1950. 

Together, John and his wife Lydia ran the small corner store (at that time just a bit larger than a two-car garage) that served malts and sundaes; it also had a small deli counter and a single aisle to provide grocery and non-grocery items to their customers. 

In time, Johnís only son, Ralph, became chief promoter for the store.  Since then, a third generation of Ralph's seven children has been involved to various degrees in the operation.  All the siblings have helped in the store from the time they were old enough to sort bottles.

Over the years the store has been remodeled and expanded several times to accommodate its growing selection of specialty merchandise. 

 Today, though Tenuta's has grown larger and the volume and variety of our products has expanded, our commitment to quality and the best possible  customer service has always remained the same. 

If you're searching for a item, and don't see it here or in our store - contact us and we'll help you to locate it!  And as alway, if you are in the neighborhood please stop by the store - we are always happy to see you!

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