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Cannizzaro Famiglia Authentic Italian Sauces – from our kitchen to yours!

Melanie Cannizzaro-Tritten and her husband Andy decided it was time to share her marinara sauce with the world, not just friends and family who have been enjoying it for years. Born in Rochester,  NY, Melanie’s Italian heritage and culinary expertise brought her to making her famed marinara and a family of enjoyable and healthy recipes and sauces as well. Welcome to Cannizzaro Famiglia.  Cannizzaro Famiglia takes the old world Italian traditions to your kitchen through authentic sauce creations.

Using only the freshest ingredients and combining them with a lot of hard work and love, Cannizzaro Famiglia sauces come alive at your dinner table.  Hand Crafted in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cannizzaro Famiglia is producing a Marinara , Mushroom Marinara, Vodka, Arrabbiata, and a Vegan Marinara sauce.  The newest addition to the family is the Piccata Sauce!


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  1. Bryan Diliberto owns a company called Pro Chef based out of Mooresville. He would like to discuss a possible business opportunity in regards to your sauces. Would you please call him at your earliest convenience? 704-724-1908. Thank you.


  2. My son pick up you sauce because his mothers maiden name is Frances Cannizzaro. Her farther was Joseph and was born in Cindy Island NY. We may be related.


    1. Hello my name is David Cannizzaro from Brockton Mass. Grandson of giovanni and frances cannizzaro. Id love to order some sauce with our last name on it!


  3. Hello my name is David Cannizzaro of Brockton Mass. Grandson of giovanni and francis cannizzaro. Id love to purchase some sauce with our last name on it!


    1. Hi David! Great to “meet” you! I am Melanie Cannizzaro (now Tritten) from Rochester, NY – granddaughter of Lindsay & Mae Cannizzaro of Queens/Wantaugh, NY. You got it – there is a link to our online store on the website! We will get that right out to you. Thank you!


  4. I play duplicate bridge with your Dad here in Rochester.
    He is a great bridge player, mentor and friend!!


  5. I am dying to have a sauce with my name on it and I’m excited that you made it happen!! I am very proud of my Sicilian heritage , my family is from Brooklyn and West Babylon Long Island. I’m in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Where can I find your sauce?


    1. HI Laura!! My maiden name is Cannizzaro – it is my middle name now – I couldn’t seem to let it go! I don’t have much information about my family before my grandparents but I grew up in Rochester. My father grew up in South Ozone Park – Queens and then high school in Wantaugh – Long Island. I really want to learn more, I just need to get on some ancestry site soon.
      We are not selling in FL yet (although feel FREE to ask your local Whole Foods manager why they don’t carry your absolute favorite sauce!!) as we do sell in the whole South region for Whole Foods and would LOVE to get in to the Florida region. We do sell online and ship so if you just go to https://cannizzarofamiglia.com/order-online/ – you can see what we have available. If you order a full case, we pay the shipping.
      So great to “meet” you! Maybe somewhere back there we are somehow related!! Wouldn’t that be amazing!
      -Melanie Cannizzaro-Tritten


  6. Hello! My wife and I I love your vodka sauce, we have realized that the last two times we have bought it from our local grocery store in Hickory, NC it has been extremely spicy! Was the recipe changed? If so I’m afraid we will need to find a new sauce and that it has become too spicy for us.


    1. I am so sorry! We had a batch that even though we used the exact same amount of spice, ended up tasting much spicier. Can you tell me, if you still have the jar, what the lot number is on the bottom?
      That is the funny thing about pepper – and other veggies – you can’t really know that it will be the same each time. We would absolutely love to replace your purchase with another batch. If you don’t mind sending your address, we will send replacements right out to you. Thank you so much for reaching out to us.


  7. Hi Pete Canizaro Brandon, Ms here. I know another lost relative! Just discovered your products. My grandfather came from Poggioreale sicily in 1915. Learned to make gravy from my Grandmother. Can’t wait to taste yours


  8. I bought a gift pack at the Mecklenburg Christmas market. Have friends coming into town and thought it would be a great gift but still wanted to try these myself so I found your website. I am from Buffalo and should have guessed you were from that area!
    I am going to go to Reids and see if I can get them.


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