Rosanna

D'Avolio has searched the world over for the finest and most unique products to compliment our Olive Oils and Vinegars.

In Rosanna we have found exciting products that are made by artisans to decorate your table.

To understand Rosanna, read all about their story:


Rosanna Olive Oil Set


Rosanna - Her Story


RosannaIf Rosanna Bowles ran the world, everyone would gather around each evening and enjoy a delicious meal passed around the table on exquisite dishes while laughing, talking and sipping glasses of red wine. She believes that dining together is a giving, loving- and truly fun- experience. In her opinion, entertaining can be effortless and elegant, and nearly any occasion is cause for a celebration, from major milestones to the smallest of moments. Whether it's a birthday party for the five-year-old, a glamorous soiree with the girls, or simply a romantic evening at home, stylish dishes turn any-and every day-into a special occasion.

She credits her mother for instilling her with a passion for tableware, recalling charming dishes that made their appearance on appropriate holidays. Rosanna remembers her own very first collection-Limoges plates that she unearthed from antique shops during family vacations on the Oregon Coast. Even at the tender age of five, she knew a good thing when she saw it.

At 16, she visited Italy and it changed her life, opening a whole new world that was to become a vital part of her future. She returned during her junior year in college and lived near Perugia, famous for its gorgeous handcrafted ceramics-sealing her destiny of a life-long love affair with Europe, art and dinnerware.

Rosanna Oil VaseWhen she started her business in 1982, she naturally turned to tableware. Scraping together the seed money, she took out a loan and created Rosanna, Inc., purveyor of fabulous fashion-forward plates. Her goal: to create high-quality, functional dishware, both richly handcrafted and affordable.

Once again drawing on her love of Italy, she collaborated with Italian artisans and factories to produce her original line, 'Casa Venturi' depicting a childlike drawing of a house. When the truckload of ceramics finally arrived at the doorstep of her bungalow, she unloaded the shipment herself, washing all 30,000 pieces carefully by hand.

From that very first set of dishes, Rosanna's unique creations caught the eye of the press. Her initial collection was featured in Metropolitan Home magazine; since then, her story and tableware have appeared in numerous publications, including Lucky, Bon Appetit, Elle, Instyle, and O at Home. In 2006, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazine named Rosanna one of 100 top companies that defined design in the Northwest. Drawing international acclaim in the same year, Rosanna was awarded the prestigious honor of Gift of the Year by the Giftware Association in the United Kingdom.

Today, Rosanna's international business is run her out of a teeming warehouse in Seattle, Washington. More than 22 years and millions and millions of dishes beyond her first container, she now sends truckloads of tableware to destinations across the states and around the globe. Rosanna's tableware crosses cultural boundaries, delighting people worldwide and encouraging the art and soul of entertainment-connecting with others and sharing memories along with food and drink.

Always on the hunt for ideas, Rosanna keeps her dinnerware fresh by constantly traveling, reading, observing, listening and being curious about culture, fashion and the world. She often looks to the runway for style suggestions, whether it's the notion of layering, mixing and matching, the newest prints or the hottest hue. And as always, Rosanna savors what's on the table, designing dishes around tasty trends from olive oil tasting to food and wine pairings. And it's no surprise that Rosanna reaches back into her happy childhood for inspiration as well, creating instant heirlooms-fresh, modern takes on her favorites, to be enjoyed in the moment and handed down for generations to come.