Our Heritage

The Santoni Family

Since 1931, The Santoni family has been a local source of quality groceries, fresh produce and baked goods to Baltimore homes. That tradition continues today with a commitment by the third-generation family to provide the highest quality food by the most attentive staff.

Our heritage began when our grandfather Savino, grandmother Yolanda, and Pop’s brother Terzo, opened a store in the back of their East Baltimore home during the Great Depression.

The company moved to a row house in 1943 where two of the four sons, Bob and Paul, developed an interest in the family business. In 1972, when Pop Santoni retired, Uncle Bobby and Uncle Paul took a small neighborhood store and grew it into a successful company.

In 1986, Santoni’s of Glyndon opened with the help of our Aunt Gini and Uncle John Neubauer. Reminiscent of the tradition of our grandparents, the market incorporated a bright, clean, and cheerful store where customers would be called by name. At that same time, Santoni’s Catering was founded and has grown to one of Baltimore’s Top Caterers – thanks to the many customers who have helped us achieve our growth.

As third generation owners, we are committed to our family principles:

“Care for your customers like family, respect your staff, operate with integrity and God’s spirit, work smart – and never ever stop learning.”

Today, we champion that credo – anchored by our faith, directed by our hearts, and strengthened by enthusiasm to perpetuate a company full of the greatest of possibilities.

With gratitude,
Lou and Rick Santoni