Made locally in Santa Barbara, CA, Ilvento’s uses all natural ingredients and no preservatives. It all started in 1933 at the repeal of prohibition when Joe Ilvento, an immigrant from Grassano, Italy, opened Ilvento’s Restaurant in Jersey City. Joe’s son, Pete became well known for his wonderful tomato sauces. Now, Pete’s son and granddaughters, Joe and Juliana, Christina and Luisa continue the Ilvento’s tradition by doing a small batch production of these classic southern Italian style sauces. Their sauces are slow cooked, hand bottled and hand labeled, assuring the highest standards. 80 years of Sunday dinners later, these recipes are still “Proprio Italiano” (“Truly Italian”).