Who is Steve Schirripa?
A family man with traditional values and an appetite for life, Steve Schirripa, best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on the acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos, created Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties in 2014 as a tribute to his late mother who made a great sauce, the best sauce in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, per Steve’s childhood friends.
Located in Brooklyn, Uncle Steve’s is an Italian-American family business. Not only is it healthy, the line of tomato sauce is hands down the best tasting jarred sauce on the market, claimed the New York Daily News last year.
In June of 2017, new labels with Steve’s photo are hitting retail shelves nationwide. “When we started this company I wanted to create the best tasting, cleanest products. The sauce wasn’t about me, the guy from The Sopranos, it was about the products. Our customers have requested my picture on the jar repeatedly,” said Schirripa, “so we’ve made the change. I also wanted to change the label because we are now Certified Paleo and it’s important to have gluten free and no sugar added right on the front of every jar. My face is an extra bonus.”
Each 25-ounce glass jar of tomato sauce is produced in small batches using imported organic whole Italian plum tomatoes, vegetables and spices. “Our products are USDA certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, kosher and contain no added sugar. With no GMOs, no harmful pesticides, and nothing artificial, you can be confident you are feeding your family not only great tasting products, but nourishing them as well.” said Schirripa. “My mother cooked her sauce for many, many hours so the tomatoes were completely broken down. She never used puree and we don’t take any shortcuts either.”
Steve Schirripa can be seen Friday nights on CBS’s Blue Bloods as Detective Anthony Abetemarco.