In 1966, Frank and Gina Giambattista purchased a small community confectionary at 1611 Victoria Avenue. The confectionary would soon come to be known as the Italian Star Deli. Initially the first-generation Italian couple imported foods based on personal need; items that had been readily available in their native Italy. Before long, Frank and Gina realized there was a strong demand for the same ingredients they were importing for their own use. With a commitment to providing only the freshest and highest quality foods, the Giambattista’s specialty store and delicatessen rapidly gained popularity.  Nearly 50 years later, the Italian Star Deli stands as a much beloved and celebrated local gem. Known just as well for its unique offerings as it is for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, visiting the Italian Star Deli is like visiting family…an Italian family you never knew you had!