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San Marzano tomatoes brands & companies:
The following list is comprised mostly of imported canned Italian San Marzano tomatoes and a few domestic (American) companies that can San Marzano tomatoes. It's important to note that the Italian brands sell BOTH San Marzano DOP tomatoes and non-DOP San Marzano tomatoes, which are usually cheaper and do not have the DOP label or designator on the can. All DOP San Marzano tomatoes will be marked accordingly. The canning companies met the qualifications and fees to get the DOP designator and they are going to make sure that the customer knows about it. The DOP label will be very obvious.

If you do not see the prominently displayed DOP label, you are not getting certified San Marzanos. This is true even if there is "Italian" written on the can, and you see words like: "San Marzano Region," - "San Marzano Type," - "San Marzano Style" - "Imported Italian San Marzanos" = all of which are true. They could have been grown in the Campania region, or even in the DOP designated origins (dell'Agro Solerno-Nocerino region - see Map), however, that still doesn't make them DOP certified.

And there is nothing wrong with being non-certified, if that's what the consumer wants. San Marzano tomato "purists" won't settle for anything that is not DOP certified and it's all a matter of personal taste.

[We are neutral on the matter and just try to present the information as balanced as we can. Personally, I would prefer them from my own garden].

Regardless, buyers need to be aware of the language that is used as it can be a little misleading, even if what they have labeled is true. Other verbiage and adjectives used to label canned San Marzano tomatoes includes: Organic, Whole Peeled, Peeled Tomatoes, Product of Italy, Italian Style, All Natural Italian Style, and Prodotto in Italia to name most of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's also important to note that even if it looks like an imported can of "Peeled" or "Plum" tomatoes, if it DOESN'T say San Marzano type or style, it is some other kind of paste tomato, probably a hybrid roma tomato of some kind. Remember, just because it's imported and Italian, and is a peeled and plum tomato, it's not of the San Marzano cultivar unless it says. San Marzano is like a brand name around the world and the canning company would take the marketing opportunity to write that on the can if the tomatoes were SM cultivars. "Imported Italian Organic Peeled Plum Tomatoes" - might sound great, and look good, but know what you are getting.

It should also be noted that most imported DOP San Marzano tomatoes are packed in puree and with Basil.

List of San Marzano Canned Tomatoes:

Listed alphabetical by Company, Import or Domestic, company website and where available online. All thumbnails open image in new window. Images are copyrighted to their respective owners/cannery and not to this website. Popular American brand Muir Glen does not sell domestic San Marzanos, only peeled/plums and other types.

Asti

Imported: Sells San Marzano DOP tomatoes in the US.

Company Website: Unknown. Available from ibfoods.com

Asti

Bella Terra

Imported: Italian for "Beautiful Earth." Parent company, Racconto, located near Naples. In the United States, they sell "organic" San Marzano Tomatoes," - but not a DOP version.

Company Website: racconto.com, tomatoes available online from Amazon, and foodservicedirect.com.

Bella Terra

Carmelina Brands

Imported: Parent company is Mangia Inc., located in the Campania region with US offices in Mission Vejo, CA. In the US, offers "Italian Peeled," and San Marzano, but no DOP version. "At our production facilities in the San Marzano region, we have decided to produce Carmelina ‘e… San Marzano® Tomatoes for the North American market without the DOP or Consorzio San Marzano stamp because we know the quality of our brand can compete with any DOP product. We can pass on the savings to our customers..."

Company Website: carmelinabrands.com, tomatoes available online from Amazon, and Google shopping search engine, google.com/products

Carmelina

Cento

Imported: In the USA, Company sells both peeled/plum tomatoes, and San Marzano DOP tomatoes. I believe ALL of their SM's are DOP certified. Cento Fine Foods.

Company Website: cento.com, tomatoes available online from Amazaon, fineproductsinternational.com, google.com/products, ibfoods.com, and many other sources.

Cento

Coluccio

Imported: In US, sells DOP San Marzanos.

Company Website: Unknown. Tomatoes available online from ibfoods.com, chefgiant.com and chefcentral.com

Coluccio

DeLallo

Imported: DeLallo is a well manged brand that offers Organic and regular DOP San Marzanos as well as other types of canned Italian tomatoes. They also produce videos on how to make sauce with their tomatoes and these can be seen our "How To Make..." sections

Company Website: delallo.com. Available online from delallo.com, Amazon, thefind.com and google.com/products

DeLallo

DiNapoli

Domestic: Looks Italian, but not Italian. Offers "Italian Style San Marzanos," but grown and packed in California. The DiNapoli family has been producing San Marzano style canned products in California for over 60 years.

Company website: dinapoli.biz, Tomatoes available online from: Amazon, and store.gourmetsleuth.com.

DiNapoli

Gia Russo

Imported: Sells DOP San Marzanos in USA.

Company Website: giarusso.com is artsy and fancy, but not practical or easy to navigate and says nothing about their DOP San Marzanos. Available online from google.com/products and nutricity.com

Gia Russo

Italbrand

Imported: Sells DOP San Marzanos in USA.

Company Website: italbrand.com there is just a placeholder and nothing is there. Available online from google.com/products, amazon, thefind.com, and many other sources.

Italbrand

La Bella

Imported: Does not offer DOP San Marzanos in the United States. La Bella San Marzano tomatoes are grown in the Agro Nocerino region, the area best known for D.O.P. Certified San Marzano Tomatoes. Same soil, same growing methods with the delicious San Marzano flavor, but much less cost than their certified brothers and sisters....Viscardi La Bella San Marzano is an independent company that follows the regulations of the BRC Global Standard, which many consider to have a higher standard compared to the D.O.P.

Company Website: sanmarzanoimports.com??? -website has a very homemade look to it. Available online from Amazon, 7streetmarketplace.com, thefind.com, google.com/products and many other sources.

La Bella

La Fede

Imported: Sells DOP San Marzanos as well as Italian Plum/Peeled tomatoes.

Company Website: buylafede.com. Not widely available online except through buylafede.com

La Fede

La Fede

La Valle

Imported: Sells both DOP San Marzanos as well as plum/peeled tomatoes.

Company website: unknown. Widely available online through pennmac.com, foodservicedirect.com, Amazon, thefind.com and google/products.

La Valle

Pastene

Imported: Sells both DOP SMs, and other Italian style plum/peeled tomatoes.

Company website: pastene.com, Available online via pastene.com, buythecase.com, ibfoods.com and walmart.com

Pastene

Pastene

Premium

Imported: Sells DOP SMs, rest unknown.

Company Website, unknown. Available online from ifancyfood.com

Premium

Rega

Imported: Rega is owned by Strianese Conserve SRL, a company which also produces the Strianese brand, below, and was founded by the Rega family in 1965. Under the Rega label, it only seems to sell DOP San Marzanos. Under the Strianese label, it sells DOP SMs, as well as other Italian plum/peeled style tomatoes.

Company website: strianeseconserve.com. Available online at thefind.com and diItalia.com

Rega

Rosa

Imported: Sells both San Marzano DOPs, San Marzano non-DOPs, as well as Italian plum/peeled tomatoes.

Company Website: rosafoods.com. Available online at rosafood.com. There is another label called Pomo Rosa but it is unclear if and how these brands are related.

Rosa

Rosa

Miracolo di San Gennaro

Imported: Despite lots of sales verbiage about how good and authentic these San Marzano tomatoes are, they do not appear to be DOPs.

Company website: Unknown. Available online from Amazon.

Miracolo di San Gennaro

Sclafani

Imported & Domestic: Produces canned DOP San Marzano tomatoes as well as peeled/plum from Italy, and it also cans and sells California crushed tomatoes and puree.

Company Website: sclafanifoods.com, Available online from sclafanifoods.com, ibfoods.com and agostinellis.com

Sclafani

Simpson Imports (San Marzano Whole Peeled Tomatoes)

Domestic: Despite the fact that the parent company has the word import in their name, these tomatoes are not imported and come from California. The company, Simpson Imports, does import sauce from Italy, but not in relation to this label. Sold under the generic title: San Marzano Whole Peeled Tomatoes.

This Domestic San Marzano product has been cultivated in the USA using the same variety of seed used in San Marzano, Italy, which produces a tomato that is deep red, firm and meaty, and with very few seeds. They are low in acid and high in fruitiness because they are hand picked when they are fully ripened. They are firm because they have been scalded just long enough to loosen and remove the skin.

Company Website: Unknown. Available from Amazon, farawayfoods.com and cybercucina.com/

San Marzano California brand

Strianese

Imported: The Strianese parent company, Strianese Conserve SRL, also produces the Rega brand mentioned above and was founded by the Rega family in 1965. Under the Rega label, it only seems to sell DOP San Marzanos. Under the Strianese label, it sells DOP SMs, as well as other Italian plum/peeled style tomatoes.

Company website: strianeseconserve.com. Available online at thefind.com and diItalia.com

Strianese

Vantia

Imported: Does not appear to sell DOP San Marzanos in the United States. Does sell non-DOP San Marzanos.

Company Website: Unknown. Available online from italianfoodimports.com, vendaravioli.com, and agostinellis.com.

Vantia
   

 

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