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Ricci's Sausage




Master Sausage-Makers for THREE Generations

RICCI'S ITALIAN SAUSAGE was founded by Ernest and Stella Ricci in the basement of their McKees Rocks (Pittsburgh PA) home.  In 1945, Ernest and Stella opened their Italian grocery store at 926 Island Avenue, McKees Rocks which featured many Italian imported Ernest Ricci groceries, specialty meats, and of course, their famous home-made Italian sausage. Ernest Ricci Sr. died in 1968, however, Stella Ricci remained active in the business until her death in 1994 at the age of 88. Stella was well-known by many local celebrities who visited our retail outlet on 811 Broadway Avenue in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.  Our newly expanded retail outlet is now open in Robinson Township.

Today, Ernest Ricci Jr., Master Sausage-Maker, Generation II, and Ernest B. Ricci, Master Sausage-Maker, Generation III, are on site daily to insure the integrity of the fresh Italian sausage products and still hand-mix all natural spices to preserve that old-world flavor brought over from Sulmona, Italy, by Ernest Ricci Sr.

The Current Ricci'sRicci's Italian Sausage was granted USDA federal inspection in 1973 and is recognized nationally by the USDA as an outstanding establishment in sanitation and product compliance. We have built our unique business specializing in the production of fresh Italian sausage products with consistent quality - synonymous with the Ricci name! All sausage products are made fresh daily "In the Rocks!"

Our fresh Italian sausage is made from 100% USDA inspected meats and imported spices. Natural casings are used on all of our rope sausage products. Sausage must contain some fat to be moist and flavorful. Our sausage contains just the right amount of fat - it's not greasy and it's not dry.  To insure full and natural flavors, we never use cereal fillers, artificial or "designer" spices.

Once you try Ricci's Italian Sausage products, you are experiencing the ultimate taste from a dedicated family using only the finest ingredients, committed to preserve that true Old World flavor.

Ricci's Italian sausage is an approved vendor to the United States Department of Defense. 

Ernest Ricci, Generation III, is the Vice-Chairman of the Allegheny County Health Department Food Advisory Board.

5888 Steubenville Pike - McKees Rocks PA, 15136
412.490.9531 - Fax: 412.490.9560

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