About Us

History …
Our roots go back to 1926 when Italian immigrants, Tony and Mary Prisco, opened a neighborhood grocery store in the first floor of their home on the south side of Aurora, Illinois.  From that location and with their “Store on Wheels”, they reached out to the city’s diverse neighborhoods with a blend of personal service, humor, hard work, and compassion that made them some of the most beloved figures of their day.  Eighty years later customers keep coming back for our Fine Foods – award winning meats and sausages, homemade deli products, fresh produce, fine wines and Italian and ethnic specialties.  

Mission Statement
Prisco’s Fine Foods, established in 1926, proudly serves our neighborhoods by providing a unique shopping experience in a clean and pleasant environment that emphasizes exceptional personal service, quality food, a complete selection, and great value.

An Overview of Products and Services

Produce Department
Our produce department offers the finest in seasonal fruits and vegetables. Direct market sources allow us to provide our customers with unique items and fill special requests. We also offer seasonal and holiday potted floral plants and fresh cut floral bouquets.

Grocery Department
Our grocery department is one of the most complete you will find in a store this size.  In addition to supplying all of your regular grocery needs (dairy and frozen, canned and packaged goods, and nonfood items), we have a tempting selection of ethnic specialties at great supermarket (not gourmet shop) prices.  We feature the largest selection of Italian pasta, tomatoes, rice, cookies, olive oil and sauces in the area.  Although Italian products are our specialty, we are also pleased to offer other ethnic products including Swedish lingonberries, coffee & mixes, Hungarian noodles, seasoning and vegetables, Irish jams and teas, Hispanic specialties, and German favorites.

Beer and Wine
Come check out our wide selection of imported and domestic beverages.  Many kinds are exclusive to us in this area.  And we hold regular tastings and samplings.

We have pasta machines, pasta molds, pizzelle irons, Belgian wafflers, pizza stones, dishes and bowls, cheese graters, espresso coffee pots and more.

Special Services
Can’t make it to the store to shop in person?  Give us a call – for a nominal fee we’ll do the shopping for you and have it ready for pick up or deliver it right to your home (available in Aurora, Montgomery, and Boulder Hill).  When you do come to our store, we have regular carry-out service.

It’s Our specialty – Italian Food, Supplies, and Cookware
Since our doors opened in 1926, we have specialized in Italian Food, but we now carry an even wider selection of imported and domestic tomato products, a large selection of olive oils, pastas, herbs, spices, bowls, pasta machines, and tools to make Italian cooking fun. We also make our own
pastas, sauces, and pizzas.

Our Meat Department – winner of the Aurora’s “Readers Choice Award”
We cut our meat in-house so we can cut any meat to suit your individual taste and needs.  “If we don’t have it, we can get it for you!”  Everything is made, processed, or packaged right on our premises by experienced people – No “tube” ground beef or prepackaged chicken here!  Have a question?  We can answer it.  Here are some of our most popular features:

  • Aurora Angus Beef (Choice or Prime)
  • 30-plus kinds of fresh homemade sausage including Italian, Swedish and Bratwurst
  • Fresh cut, ice packed chicken
  • Fresh turkeys and parts – all year round!
  • Phone orders taken
  • Fresh cut veal & lamb
  • Meat gift boxes

Our Deli/Bakery
Popular with the locals, our deli offers many Boar’s Head brand products along with great homemade Lasagna, Antipasto, Barbecue, Italian Peppers/Sauce, Giardiniera, Garlic Bread, Pizza Sauce, Pasta Sauces, Pasta Salads, Artichoke Salad, Meatballs, Chicken Salad, Turkey Salad, Ham Salad and Italian Beef.  We have a huge selection frozen pastas that can be topped with one of our homemade sauces, and dinner is ready!  Finish your meal with one of our desserts:  Tiramisu, Cannoli, Spumoni, Gelato and Sorbetto, Italian Ice, Kolacky, Cheesecakes, Biscotti and more!

Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates
We have great ready-made gift baskets or we will custom make one to your specifications.  Delivery available.  Just give us a call at 630-264-9400.

Gift Certificates from Prisco’s would make anyone happy, and can be applied to anything in our store.

Credit Cards
We accept Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard.

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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