La Pasta Italia began as a pasta factory located in an industrial center on Michigan Street in Grand Terrace. Owners and operators, Walt and Monique Stanckiewitz made fresh pasta products and ravioli for some of the finest restaurants in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Some of their customers include Mario’s Place, The Mission Inn, Citrone, Gourmet Pizza Shop, Redlands Country Club, The Cafe Allegro’s in Upland and LaVerne, and, Ancho’s Southwest Dining. At the end of the production day any extra pasta left over was sold to the public as overruns out of the front office. Demand for the overruns far exceeded output and soon Monique was making extra pasta. It wasn’t long before the front office became a little store. It was only a few years later that the Deli was born to accommodate demand for additional Italian products.
After 13 years in the industrial district, La Pasta Italia relocated to a larger building in a retail center. Not only did shopping space expand, but so did their menu. The market still sells ravioli (over 15 types), lasagna, and other fresh pasta products, as well as the very best grinders around! Now you can stop by for the items you need for lunch and dinner or you can eat with us. Our expanded market menu includes Italian products and specialty items. Our philosophy … “If you don’t see it, ask us to get it.” We are excited to be able to provide the items you need for that perfect meal.
Our deli carries the finest quality meats from Citterio, Molinari, and San Danielle; Capicolla. sweet & hot Sopresatta, Genoa, Hard, and Dry Salami, Mortadella, and finely cured Proscuitto Di Parma. We also carry domestic cheeses from Polly-O and BelGioioso as well as aged and imported Provolone, Pecorino Romano, and Reggiano Parmegiano. We have a variety of fresh olives and pasta salads. If you are looking for a hot entre check out our pasta bar menu or daily specials to eat in or to go.
We look forward to seeing you soon. CIAO!