Dear Steve and Gina,
I was looking for something special and unique to send to my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas. After a Yahoo search for "Italian gift baskets", I ran across your site.
I found your selections to be absolutely beautiful! Since my sister-in-law, Kathy, lived in Italy for several years and she and her husband have travelled there extensively, they absolutely LOVE all things Italian. They have a beautiful home in St. Petersburg, FL. furnished with Italian furniture, decorated with artwork and ceramics all brought back from Italy. While not Italian by heritage, Kathy calls herself an Italian by desire!
That's why I purchased your "Classico" gift basket for them.
They called me earlier today and were SO HAPPY when they opened your gift. I'm serious... she said that it is "the best gift they've EVER received"! She went on to describe every item, including the lovely basket it came it. I could tell that they were very touched and sincerely thrilled with your basket!
In all my 50+ years, I've never, ever given a gift that's been received with more enthusiasm and genuine happiness. It made me feel wonderful!
They've had a very tough few years -- Jim is a retired Navy SEAL who did 3 tours of duty in Viet Nam. While there he was exposed to "Agent Orange" that has now given him a rare form of cancer called "mantle cell cancer". He's waging a very brave battle, has just undergone his THIRD 6-month round of aggressive chemotherapy and, true to form, continues to fight. He's a true American hero, both in our country's war and his own.
We have so much admiration for him and his devoted wife who's by his side through it all.
That's the story of why we wanted to send them this gift that we hoped would give them so much joy. And, together with you -- we succeeded!! From the bottom of our hearts, my husband Jeff and I thank you for your wonderful product, service and delivery. You made some very deserving people extremely happy.
Thank you and Buon Natale!
Happy Holidays to you, also! We enjoyed the basket that I sent to my son-in-law Flavio for Thanksgiving. I usually send it at Christmas but my children were having Italian friends visiting this week-end and it was a big hit. It wouldn't be the holidays without A Taste of Italy!
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for making the day for a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with an illness. She lives in the Bronx and I, Maryland and I wanted to reach out and do something special for her. I searched the internet looking for the perfect gift for someone who knows good quality food and found your website. I placed the order and had not rec'd notice of shipping for a few days so I called earlier this week and spoke to a gentleman who told me things were a little delayed due to a death in the family. I totally understood and send my heartfelt sympathy to your family. My friend received the Antipasto gift basket today and was elated - she could not believe all of the superior products included in the basket. Thank you for making her day and mine!
Best of luck in the future - I know I will be doing business with you again!!
Steve & Gina,
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks. I received my order today in Iraq. The Cheese and meats were fine. They were shipped on 19 DEC and have arrived still cool to the touch. You have given me a taste of home for the next few days. Again thank you, and enjoy your New Year.
Peter Daddona, NMCB 27 Camp RJ - Al Asad
To whom it may concern:
I'm so pleased with the Primo Piatto I selected as a Christmas gift for my aunt and uncle; the Alleluia's. They are so delighted and will enjoy this and get much use from the ceramic bowl. I look forward to doing business with A Taste of Italy. The name is synonymous with your wonderful products and polite staff. Thank you, Ciao for now!
I thought you might like to know that I spoke with my mother-in-law, who fits all the sit-com images of said relative, and she said that the gift basket was "FABULOUS." She even thought the basket itself was "lovely." She also commented that the size of the items in the hamper was quite ample and not "measly" like many other gift baskets.
I can't believe my M-I-L has complimented me on a gift I gave her. You deserve a medal!!!!
Hello Steve and Gina!
Having become an avid traveler through Italy and surrounding countries, I am so happy to have found such a wonderful online store like yours! I have ordered from you several times now and each and every item I receive is beautifully packaged and of the highest quality! It's wonderful having such a close connection to Italy right here in the states.
I will continue to order your Italian products over and over again! I have told so many friends about your web site and they have all been ordering this holiday season. I plan to do a lot more Christmas shopping through your web site. Thank you for being there for me!
Linda L. Lester, Gilroy, CA
You have a wonderful business. Great website to order from, easy to use. Everyone is (so far) very pleased with the gifts.
Your work is spectacular! Thank you so much for the awesome service you provided. It is very difficult to please my 99 year old Grandmother, and your gift did just that! Mama was absolutely thrilled with all the foods! She was so happy! And she enjoyed the taste of everything -- It is not so easy to please her since she is from Italy and still makes her own sauce, pizza and Italian cookies. That is quite a compliment to your product. She was also impressed with the packaging. Thank you for helping me to make my grandmother's 99th Birthday so spectacular!!!
Just wanted to send a quick note to tell you how impressed I am with your customer service. This was my first time ordering from you. I ordered on-line and inadvertently put the wrong expiration date for my credit card on the order form. I promptly received an e-mail telling me there was a problem- I called you and received excellent customer service over the phone and the problem was resolved immediately. That was yesterday, and my order arrived today! In today's business world, customer service seems to be on the decline, but your business is a shining exception. I am a professional recipe writer- I write cooking classes for a nation-wide cooking school and often include on-line sources in the recipes for the students to use to acquire specialty ingredients. I will most certainly recommend your company to our students! Thank you so much- it has been a pleasure doing business with you.
Our first gift basket recipient e-mailed us last night, thanking us profusely for the beautiful Abondanzza Basket. It is so nice to know that our baskets are safely on their way, and shipped out so promptly!
Gift ordering by mail and online can be a leap of faith at times, and we have been so fortunate to have found a reliable, conscientious company with excellent customer service and high-quality products. This is our second year ordering from you, and we look forward to continuing this tradition. Thank you for your assistance with our corporate gifts!
Warm Holiday Wishes,
Linda van Ingen
Often times what you see in a picture or on the net is not what the item looks like in real life but not the case with A Taste of Italy. I received the basket and it was beautiful! My fiancee is a man who has most everything and I always find it challenging to buy for him. HE LOVED THE BASKET!
Thanks for helping make his birthday special.
Recently I placed an order from your company for one of your Primo Piatto pasta gift packages. I just wanted to tell you how much my daughter loved it. She had recently moved into a new apartment and was so enamored with her new pasta bowl, she is inviting her friends over for a pasta dinner housewarming. I look forward to watching for future products from your company.
I received my order today and would like to just say thank you for the panettone cake you sent as a gift. Everything was packaged wonderful and everything looks great. It is nice to know that there is still businesses that are interested in customer service.
Adam B. Lindsay
Thank you so much for your assistance this afternoon as I was looking for a gift basket for our friends, the Fazio family. I was thrilled to find your Web site as I was determined to find them a basket with authentic Italian foods -- the comforts of home are just what they need right now.
Thank you again for your help and consideration. I've already told many about your site and will continue to sing your praises. I look forward to ordering from you again soon,
I spoke with you on the phone in December and ordered a Classico for my wife. It was my first order with you. It was great! My wife (and others at the church) loved it all. Thought you might like to know. I'll do more business with you in the future.
Thanks for living up to our expectations.
If I lived in New Jersey I would probably be one of your best customers. I received my order the other day, and finally got around to opening all the refrigerated items, and everything else. First, thank you for all the extra goodies, they were delicious. The sauce was excellent, and so was the pasta and the cheeses. I couldn't have asked for a better dinner than we had last night. Thanks again, and I will be back to order
more in the future.
My Dad received his Christmas treats yesterday and was so very pleased. Many thanks for your fine service and making my shopping that much easier this year. With best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Just wanted to let you know the order arrived today in wonderful shape. LOVED the extras too!!!!! This is a wonderful Father’s Day present so I have plenty of time to wrap all these treasures at my leisure. I know that we ordered some items for my mother in law a while ago so I don’t know if you received rave reviews on that one or not….but we had a wonderful time enjoying her gift!
FANTASTIC SERVICE!!!! Not too many merchants take the time to evaluate the order and make the necessary changes to save me money….thank you so much!! Any time you want me to write a testimonial…..you’ve got it!
I am recommending you to all my “netting” buddies!!!
My parents really enjoyed the last Basket I purchased for them from " A Taste of Italy". We are obviously Italian and my parents were raised in very strict Italian households where all the foods were home and hand made..really great stuff and for them to say they liked it is was worth a revisit to your store.
Paul Mazzei, Sr.
I just wanted to write you a note to let you know that my son and his wife received the Formaggio basket yesterday, and were very very pleased with the presentation and the contents of the basket. The delivery time was excellent, as well as the shape of the package when it arrived.
I am so glad that I found you!!! You will be hearing from me again! Happy holidays to you and yours!
What a pleasure it was to do my shopping on your site. Everything arrived perfectly, and the extras were appreciated and unexpected. It is so gratifying to shop with a company that actually likes its customers! I wish you continued success and will mention your name to my friends, also beautiful, tasteful packaging. Thanks again.
Alice J. Fass
Thanks for the follow up e-mail. I have received your "Ultimo" gift last night and my wife loved it !!! She's been wanting a gift basket that she can use the basket for other things afterward. So this was a perfect match. A bit costly but I think well worth the money spent to see her so happy!! We look forward to enjoying the contents over the Christmas and New Year holidays!!
My daughter, Kate Salines, was thrilled with the basket that you prepared for us. We've saved your site in our favorite places and will be sure to visit again.
Thanks so much.
Joanne and Paul Salines