History

Rigatony’s Delicatezzi has been serving traditional Italian foods in Delavan since August of 2002. Owner Joseph Russo had been working in the food industry since childhood. He is originally from the Chicago area and was raised in a traditional Italian home.

Joe & wife Joanie owned and operated an Italian bakery named Cardinale’s on the southside for many years. Joanie’s mother Rose Cardinale originally was the Creator & Brains of the operation. As well with their son Joey who helped Joe with running a catering business for over 20 years! Joe decided a full service Italian Restaurant down the street from the bakery would make all the Bridgeport locals very happy! It Was A Hit! Live Bands, good people, friends, and families from all over couldn’t get enough of it! But, all good things must come to an end….

Then they fell in love with Lake Geneva and Delavan!

As a young man vacationing in Lake Geneva, Joe became familiar with the area. Him and his family eventually decided to move on from the city life and come up to Wisconsin and open their own Italian Deli/ Restaurant/Catering business, so that people in the area could experience real Italian cooking.

Here at Rigatony’s you can purchase fresh and packaged imported Italian products.  Such as home-made Raviolis, Italian pastas, canned goods, and imported cheeses.  You can also find other uniquely Italian products such as home-made sausage, home-made Italian beef, home-made pizzas, and prime dry aged steaks. Rigatony’s also includes a deli-style counter where you can sit and eat or take a meal to go. You can also enjoy some great old Italian classic music by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. Stop in for a truly Italian experience. We look forward to serving you.