In 2007 we set out to marry old fashioned hospitality, quality, handmade food,  wine, and local micro brews in a historic environment with great atmosphere.

Three years later, with a lot of help from family and friends, Wholly Stromboli opened its doors for business in the 103 year old St. John Building.

During the renovation of the building, we preserved as much of the historic element of the building as possible and now have artifacts found during construction on display in the bar area.

There are some who believe that this building houses the presence of past occupants who make themselves known from time to time, so keep your eyes peeled!

Melissa, one of the owners, attributes  Wholly Stromboli’s success to the combination of a great staff, serving quality, hand made cuisine in a friendly environment that’s centrally located for many.    “It’s not uncommon for people to travel from all over the region to meet up here at Wholly Stromboli” says Melissa.  “I love how people see Wholly Stromboli as a place to connect, whether it’s locals meeting up for lunch, or out of town guests traveling to meet up here, or someone hosting an event in our Speakeasy event center.”

We would like to thank our staff for all of their hard work, and our loyal customers who have helped us be successful over the last 5 years!

During that time, we’ve hand made over 123,000 pounds of dough and turned that dough into enough strombolis to stretch across Manhattan Island over five times, and made enough marinara sauce, during those 5 years, to fill a rail car.  We’ve lost count of the number of hand-rolled meatballs we’ve made, and have probably cried enough onion tears to fill a claw-foot bathtub!

We are proud of the food that we hand prepare each day with ingredients sourced from many local businesses, and hope that you taste the unique quality found only here at Wholly Stromboli!

Thank you for joining us!

Eric and Melissa Rickman, Owners, and the entire Wholly Stromboli Staff