Store History

Our Store History Has Deep Roots

My father Anthony Paparella, is from Molfetta, a provence of Bari, Italy, located on the Southern Coast of the Adriatic Sea, famous for its fish and shellfish.

store history - map of Italy showing Bari location

My mother is also from Italy and she and my father knew each other there. In 1954, my father moved to the United States, first to Norfolk, Virginia and then settled in Hoboken, New Jersey, living with his aunt and uncle for about 3 to 4 years. They were married soon after my mother moved to the United States. My father worked in construction in New Jersey and in 1973 he and my mother moved to South Florida to retire. Six months later my father decided to open Gino’s Italian Market, named after me, his first son. The market has been in business for over three decades in Hollywood, Florida. Gino’s Market is located at 5729 Johnson Street.
gino's market exterior

Our store has earned an outstanding reputation for selling only the freshest meats, top quality produce, mouth watering pastries and most importantly our commitment to customer service. Our bakery offers authentic Italian favorites as well as cakes for any occasion. We also offer catering for formal and casual events and will do the cooking for you, no matter the size of the event.

Recently, Gino’s Italian Market has expanded to downtown Hollywood and you can join us for breakfast and lunch on the second floor in the Hollywood City Hall.

Let Gino’s Italian Market be your one and only stop for all your needs, from groceries and produce, to meats, poultry and seafood. From deli selections to freshly baked breads, pastries and custom cakes for any occasion, we have the means to serve you. Our customers are like family and our store history would be nothing without you and we pride ourselves in excellent and friendly customer service.