Inspired to make Pasta!

Tom and I had a passion for food that led us to Bologna, Italy in 1980 where we immersed ourselves in cooking classes with Marcella Hazan. Those classes were seminal in changing the way we thought about food. We discovered that the roots of Italian cuisine lie in rustic, uncomplicated peasant cooking synthesized to the point of pure, heavenly art; its unparalleled flavor a result of integrity to fresh, indigenous ingredients and simplicity of preparation.

We decided to create a place that would source and prepare food that rivaled the tastes discovered on that inspirational trip. In the spring of 1982 we opened the deli, Broders’ Cucina Italiana. Our signature product was homemade egg pasta and it remains a center point of our business today. Our repertoire of eat-in and take-out dishes expanded rapidly, as did the artisan ingredients we offer from Italy and first-rate American suppliers. As the years rolled on, we continued to add new products, expanded catering options, and increased the breadth of our grocery and household items. In 2010, we added online shopping, so no matter where you are in the US, you can share in the Broders’ experience. All the while, we remain true to the essence of great Italian cooking in all aspects of our business.

Broders’ Pasta Bar opened in 1994 across the street from the deli, bringing true Italian cooking in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. With 23 different pasta and risotto on the menu nightly, the Pasta Bar quickly became the local place to experience both great food and excellent value.

Tom passed away in 2008, but our legacy continues with the addition of our sons into the business. Both the Cucina Italiana and the Pasta Bar remain popular destinations, and places where our employees are proud of the discernible difference they make in establishing exceptional quality, superb service, and an on-going tradition of great Italian food.

If you are a returning customer, I personally want to thank you for your business. If you are new to Broders’, let us show you what true Italian cooking is all about.

Molly Broder