With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate the special women in our lives who fill our hearts and our bellies with love. And what better way to honor Mom than with a gift that speaks to her passion for all things delicious? Whether she’s a culinary connoisseur, an aspiring chef, or simply enjoys indulging in Italian gourmet delights, we’ve curated the perfect selection of gifts to make her feel like the queen of the kitchen. So, without further ado, let’s dive into our ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide for Italian food lovers.

1. A Taste of Italy: Gourmet Gift Basket from Pane è Pronto

Bring the flavors of Italy right to Mom’s doorstep with a carefully curated gourmet gift basket filled with Italian artisanal goodies. From aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to imported Italian pasta and handcrafted Italian ceramics, each item is a celebration of Italian culinary excellence. After selecting your gift basket at Pane è Pronto, walk up the street to DiAnoia’s Eatery and add a bottle of her favorite Italian wine from our market to complete the package, and Mom will be transported to the rolling hills of Tuscany with every bite. Gift baskets are available on site at the shop already made, or we would be happy to help you assemble a custom basket when you visit.

2. Cooking Class Experience: Al Fresco Pizza Making Workshop

For the mom who loves to roll up her sleeves and get hands-on in the kitchen, a pizza making workshop from our sister restaurant, Pizzeria Davide, is the perfect gift. Treat her to an authentic Italian cooking class where she can learn the art of making pizza from scratch in one of our portable outdoor pizza ovens. Plus, she’ll have the opportunity to bond with fellow food enthusiasts and create lasting memories along the way. Schedule your private pizza making class here, or email us to be put on the waitlist for our next on-site pizza workshop at Pizzeria Davide.

3. An Authentic Italian Cookbook from our friend, Katie Parla

A few years ago, we hosted Rome-based food and beverage writer, culinary guide, and cookbook author, Katie Parla, for a dinner, cook book signing for her book, Food of the Italian South. We had such a blast and honestly can’t get enough of her authentic Italian recipes. Her newest book, Food of the Italian Islands, has not only an amazing collection of recipes, it also makes a gorgeous coffee table book. Don’t forget about Tasting Rome, which is the first of her cookbooks that got us hooked.

4. Culinary Tour: Foodie Adventure

Take Mom on a gastronomic journey through Italy’s culinary hotspots with a foodie adventure she’ll never forget. From the bustling markets of Rome to the charming trattorias of Florence, each stop will tantalize her taste buds and ignite her passion for Italian cuisine. Indulge in regional specialties, savor fine wines, and immerse yourselves in the vibrant culture and traditions that make Italy a food lover’s paradise. We hosted one of the trips before covid (and a baby!) with our friends at Caputo Bros. Creamery and Curata Travel, based out of Central PA. They put together beautiful trips and we also just cant get enough of their cheese.

5. Artisanal Kitchen Gadgets: Pasta Maker

Elevate Mom’s pasta game with an Italian-made pasta maker that will revolutionize her homemade pasta experience. Whether she’s a novice or a seasoned pro, this versatile gadget will allow her to create an array of pasta from Lasagna, Fettuccine & Tagliolini. The possibilities are endless, and the results are sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. We make all of our pasta in-house and you can definitely appreciate the fresh pasta over dried boxed pasta. If Mom has a kitchen-aid, you can get an attachment for her stand mixer to make an array of different pasta shapes! If Mom is less hands on, we are happy to make the fresh pasta for her! Stop into DiAnoia’s Eatery or Pane è Pronto and grab a bag of fresh-made pasta to take home and put in the fridge or freezer.

6. Mother’s Day Meal Kit from Pane è Pronto

Our Sister shop, Pane è Pronto, always shows up for the holidays and takes care of most of the food prep for you! Pre-order the Mother’s Day kit now and show up to Mom’s with a meal she’ll love at home. The dinner kit is packaged cold with reheating and minimal preparation instructions. View the menu and Pre-order here now.


This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much she means to you with a gift that indulges her passion for food and culinary adventures. Whether it’s a gourmet gift basket, a hands-on cooking class, or a beautiful cookbook, these thoughtful gifts are sure to delight her taste buds and warm her heart. After all, there’s no greater joy than sharing a delicious meal with the ones we love. If all else fails, you know she will love a gift card or reservation at DiAnoia’s Eatery – and let’s hope she brings you along! Buon appetito e felice festa della mamma! (Bon appétit and happy Mother’s Day!)

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