You know those days when you’re heading home from a long day at work and just want to pick up something fresh, homemade, easy and delicious for dinner?

Some days these moments can feel like a chore, especially if you don’t feel like getting lost in a big grocery store or spending a lot of time prepping ingredients?

Fortunately, there are several ready-to-go dinner purveyors along Erie Street in Via Italia! Here are just a few ideas that have hit the spot. From pizza pies and hot table meatballs to the freshest pasta and specialty ravioli, you have so many tasty options.

Ravioli—Gina’s European Deli and Gifts

Looking for a quick and easy-to-prepare dinner option? Pick up a package of store-made ravioli from Gina’s European Deli and Gifts. The ravioli includes veal meat and porcini mushroom varieties as well as pasta sauce. Simply, take it home, heat and serve! Super delicious any night of the week!

Gena's European Deli

Lasagna—The Pasta House

Made from scratch with fresh egg noodles and real ingredients, their meat, vegetarian, or cheese lasagnas are delicious, easy dinners to serve to your family and friends. Just heat and serve! Learn more here.

The Pasta House

Italian Sausages—La Stella Supermarket 

A full-service supermarket, La Stella offers everything from the basics to authentic and hard-to-find Italian foods, treats and beverages. That’s why it’s a popular spot. When you’re looking for delicious meal ideas, just head to their deli and meat counter for store-made Italian sausages and pair with freshly baked buns.

La Stella sausages

Hot Table Selections—Mancini’s Italia Bakery 

This signature Erie Street bakery offers a daily selection of hot food to go, including arancini balls, lasagna, roasted chicken, vegetables, and meatballs! Because we’re all busy people, you can easily pick up a ready to eat meal that everyone will love (and want more of!). Learn more here.

Rice balls

Pizza—FC’s Pizza and More 

Look no further for a classic takeout option. You can pick up a made-to-order pizza with the toppings you love. Then you can head home and enjoy at the table with family and friends (or in front of the TV for those special sports or award show gatherings). A winning dinner night from your friends at FC’s Pizza.

Man putting pizza into oven

Looking for more easy-to-prepare meal ideas and inspiration? Take a stroll along Erie Street East and visit one of our many food merchants and restaurants with hot table and take-away options.

Buon appetito!