Our Story

Alessi family

Family History

For Italians, a meal is more than just food. It is art. And like all art, it should be made with only the highest quality ingredients. Our family has abided by that belief since the company was founded in 1947 by Tony and Rosalie Alessi, in a backyard garage in Tampa, Florida.


a spread of delicious food

The Alessi Way

Authenticity is all in the details. At Alessi we believe in the power of all-natural ingredients, and rich flavors that aren’t complicated by fillers, unnecessary additives, and synthetic dyes.


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Community Nourishment

Through passionate projects like the Vigo World Class Tour (Alessi is part of the Vigo Importing family of brands), culinary arts scholarships and strategic community partnerships, we work hard every day to uplift our community, making it an even better place to live, work and play. Learn why charitable work is such an important part of the “Alessi Way”.


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Historic Family Mural

In honor of Vigo Importing Company’s founder, the campus’s street name changed from Comanche Avenue to Tony Alessi Sr. Avenue and a hand-painted mural which reflects moments of our history and has elements unique to both Tampa and Sicily was unveiled.