Meet the Melloni's
Lou, Diane and Mario Melloni are the owners/operators of Melloni’s Catering, 555 Center Street, Lewiston, New York and Melloni’s Market Place, a full service grocery store, located at 200 Lockport Street, Youngstown, New York.
Melloni’s Catering was established in 1990 as a meat market/deli, but soon branched out into catering. The catering business was born out of the Melloni’s love for cooking and the desire to provide food that tastes like it comes from “Mom’s” kitchen. Melloni’s “Blue Collar” Catering makes catered events affordable and enjoyable to all by providing home cooked tastes and a variety of packages to choose from.
In 2011 the Melloni’s decided to branch out into the grocery business. Melloni’s Market Place offers a full line of dry groceries, fresh produce, deli items and their signature fresh meats that can be cut to order. Cleanliness and customer service are the guiding principles at Melloni’s Market Place. As such, carry-outs and free delivery to elder customers are services that the Melloni’s are happy to provide.
Melloni’s is a small independent grocery store in an era of large super modern markets, but do not be fooled by their size. Because they belong to a large grocery co-op in Olean, New York, Melloni’s has the buying power of their larger competitors. Prices are in line with, or lower than, most of the larger super stores.
Melloni’s specializes in their homemade Italian sausage, made with a recipe brought from Bologna, Italy by Lou’s father. The secret to Melloni’s Italian sausage is in the process by which it was always made in Italy. This generates a deep sense of respect for, and connection to, family traditions. The Melloni’s will never compromise this. All ingredients are weighed and blended by hand so the sausage is consistent every time it is made. Fresh Polish sausage and award-winning Lewiston Brats are also customer favorites. No preservatives or MSG are ever added to any of Melloni’s sausages.