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Christmas is Just Around the Corner -
And So are We!

Whether it's a hostess gift that says "thank you" or something special for the cook or foodie in your life that says "I love you," Via Umbria is the place for memorable and thoughtful holiday gifts.  

Our store is stocked with one-of-a-kind items imported from small artisanal producers in Italy and our staff can help you find just the right gift at the right price.  Whether it's a custom gift basket, a wine that pairs perfectly with your holiday meal or an artistic piece with a compelling backstory, we'll make sure you're the one getting the thank you's on Christmas morning.

And don't forget our free weekday gift  wrapping.  We ship anywhere in the U.S.



Shop Panettone Now!

Who doesn't love receiving a delicious panettone as a gift?  Nobody!

We have area’s largest selection of holiday panettone and pandoro with nearly 40 flavors to choose from.  Stop by the store or order yours online.   We can ship to your friends and relatives anywhere in get US.  But buy yours soon - they're going fast!


I'm Dreaming of a White Truffle Christmas

You haven't lived if you've never had truffles.  And if you have, you don't want to live unless you have more! 

We've air shipped several pounds of these rare, precious delicacies for our December Truffle Dinners.  There's still limited space available for our December 7 Truffle Dinner.  We also have a limited number of truffles available for sale for those who want to experience the magic around their home table.  E
mail or call us for pricing and availability.


Give the Gift of Experience -
and Experience the Gift of Giving

Looking for the perfect gift for your foodie friend or relative?  Look no further than our Chef's Table Dinners, Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings and more.  Check out our January Calendar  and find the perfect experience to give your loved one.

Because sometimes the best things in life aren't things.


Celebrate Claudia’s Visit Before She Leaves!

Visiting artist Claudia Ribigini is returning to Italy soon, so come celebrate her visit with her - and her brother Federico - at our special farewell dinner -  Dinner at the Artists’ Table.  Join Claudia and Federico on December 4 for a special dinner that will include a live painting demonstration and a presentation on their family’s ceramics studio in Deruta Italy.  

Guests will also receive a special voucher good for 25% off Geribi ceramics purchases.


Welcome Back Jennifer!

Via Umbria friend and Umbrian neighbor Jennifer McIlvaine returns to DC for two weeks to share her secrets of the Umbrian kitchen.  Join Jennifer at our Chef's Table and in our Cafe or contact us to arrange your own special event!


Simone Returns to Italy -
But He'll be Back in January & February

Thanks to all who came in to see visiting chef and Via Umbria friend Simone Proietti-Pesci.  Simone is returning to Italy after celebrating Thanksgiving, but is already planning his US return in January and February.

Chef Simone's USA tour begins in January 2020 with visits to San Francisco, New York City, Asheville, NC, Miami, Tampa and of course Washington, DC. He's available to host a private dinner party or cooking class in your home.