An Italian Deli & So Much More
Located in beautiful Milford, Pennsylvania, Fretta’s Italian Food Specialties features imported and store-made Italian food specialties, catering, take-out lunch & dinner and fresh mozzarella made daily. You can also get the best store-made cannolis in town.
Family Owned and Operated Since 1906
Established in 1906, Fretta’s is the oldest pork store in America. An authentic salumeria specializing in the finest homemade and imported Italian food products, Fretta’s is currently owned and operated by Joseph Fretta and his wife Denice.
How it Began Over 100 Years Ago
The first Fretta “Pork Store” was opened in Little Italy, New York City, by Louis Fretta and his three sons, John, Joseph and Ralph. Third Generation proprietors John and Anthony, sons of Joseph and Ralph, respectively, opened stores in Brooklyn, New York and continued to run the Little Italy store until passing this family tradition on to its current fourth generation proprietor, Joseph Fretta who is now teaching his son John to be a 5th generation sausage maker.
Our Move to Milford, Pennsylvania
As the demand for authentic Italian food specialties dwindled in the neighborhoods surrounding the New York City stores, the store in Little Italy, New York City, was closed in 1994, and the last store in Brooklyn, New York City, closed in 1997. Looking for a place to raise his family and operate his business, Joseph, along with his wife Denice and their two sons, relocated to Milford, Pennsylvania in 1998.
We’re proud of our decision to relocate to Milford. Likewise, we’re proud of the hard work of our staff, friends, family and the customer loyalty that makes it possible for the oldest pork store in America to continue to thrive.
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