May 14, 2009

History of the Roma Sausage Company

(Roma) - The Roma Sausage Company was founded in 1963 by owner Joe Misotti. Joe started in the food service industry as a caterer at the Pimlico race track in Baltimore. Joe's specialty was his homemade meatballs and sausage. The meatballs were good but the sausage was great. When he was asked by his customers at the track where he got his sausage he told them "I made it myself." Using the recipe that his Palermo born father gave him, Misotti's sausage soon became a local sensation. Encouraged by his family and friends Joe Misotti opened the Roma Sausage Company.
Joe decided to open his shop in the heavily Italian populated neighborhood of Highlandtown. in Baltimore City. The location was a corner row home on Claremont Avenue. Continued

Photo: Roma Gourmet Sausage