Teresa Monaco Smith, ‘Grama Smitti’, brought her passion for cooking to the Southside of Chicago from Caserta, Italy in 1918. ‘Grama Smitti’s’ Hand Crafted and Marinated Giardiniera became an instant hit and talk of the Southside, from her 69th Street neighborhood to the Southwest suburbs. Our father, Milton ‘Bobby’ Smith, Jr. (‘Smitti’), kept production going from 1965 until 2005. ­With non-stop requests for our Grama’s Giardiniera, we the Smith family will continue the tradition.

We urge you to try Chicago’s first, original & hand crafted marinated Giardiniera, and enjoy what so many have enjoyed for three generations. Experience the crunchy and great tasting flavors any way you’d like: with just a fork, on Bread, on your favorite sandwich like Beef, Italian Sausage, Meatball, Hot Dogs, Brats, Peppers n Egg, Pasta, Sauce, Pizza, Flatbreads, Rice, Bloody Mary’s, Cocktails, Scoop with chips…the options are endless!

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“Southside Smitti’s Hot Hot” – This Super Premium,. Gluten free,. Crafted, Marinated and Crunchy fresh product offers the extreme heat you are looking for.  Our Hand Crafted Hot Hot has a very heavy mix of Jalapeno and Serrano peppers.  This combined with just a few Green and Red Bell Peppers, Celery, Carrots, Garlic, Spices, Vinegar & Oil will bring your taste buds to life.  Taste the Crunch as this mix is cut larger than most competitors and makes for a true main ingredient and or compliment to any sandwich, appetizer or main dish.  For those of you who love the heat and crunchy flavors, you will not be disappointed.  Pairs well with Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Bloody Mary, Eggs, Rice etc…
“Southside Smitti’s Medium” – This is our Original Recipe Since 1918, that has been satisfying consumers taste buds for Three Generations.  This Super Premium, Gluten Free, Crafted, Marinated and Crunchy fresh product offers the perfect balance of Heat & Spice.  Our Hand Crafted Medium is a very well balanced mix of Jalapenos, Green and Red Bell Peppers giving it just the right amount of heat for your enjoyment.  We do add Celery, Carrots, Garlic, Spices, Vinegar & Oil that will bring your tasted buds to life.  Taste the Crunch as this mix is cut larger than most competitors and makes for a true main ingredient and or compliment to any sandwich, appetizer or main dish.  For those of you who love the balance of the medium heat and crunchy flavors, you will not be disappointed.  Pairs well with Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Bloody Mary, Eggs, Rice, etc…
“Southside Smitti’s Mild” – This Super Premium, Gluten Free, Crafted, Marinated and Crunchy fresh product offers no heat.  This product is produced for the everyday user who does not like the hot, but wants to enjoy the zesty flavors of this mix.  Our Hand Crafted Mild start with all Green and Red Bell Peppers combined with Celery, Carrots, Garlic, Spices, Vinegar & Oil that will bring your taste buds to life. Taste the Crunch as this mix is cut larger than most competitors and makes for a true main ingredient and or compliment to any sandwich, appetizer of main dish.  For those of you who love the mild and crunchy flavors, you will not be disappointed.  Pairs well with Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Bloody Mary, Eggs, Rice etc…