Finish Your Valentine’s Shopping with Us

Finish Your Valentine’s Shopping with Us
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This email was sent February 13, 2024 7:40pm

This email encourages last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping at Citarella. It highlights romantic options, including fresh oysters and premium caviar, Nova Scotia lobsters, Gambero Rosso Shrimp, dry-aged filet mignon, and truffle-infused sides. The email also promotes heart-shaped cakes and various gifts, such as chocolates, florals, cookies, and brownies, for a convenient one-stop shopping experience. Despite the nearing deadline for online gift basket orders, select options are available in-store.

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Valentine’s Day is almost here, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to pull off a romantic gesture. Come visit us and you’ll find all the building blocks needed to create a special evening, from beautiful flowers to memorably delicious (and festive) desserts. And yes, that includes gifts, too. Whether you’re shopping for a partner or a friend, we have thoughtful options that will definitely show your appreciation.



Oysters are perfect for a special occasion — especially when they’re our stunningly fresh, premium oysters. Want to take things over the top? Finish each one with a generous dollop of our exquisite caviar. The creaminess of the oysters will beautifully match the briny pop of the roe, and make for a seriously luxurious starter.

Stop by our markets to check out our selection.


Our Nova Scotia lobsters are the crème de la crème. The rich, sweet white meat pairs beautifully with butter, but you can also make lobster bisque, lobster risotto, or another elegant dish.


Our Gambero Rosso Shrimp — a Citarella exclusive — are caught in the warm Mediterranean waters of Sicily. They’re juicy and deeply flavorful, with sweet notes that will keep you coming back for more.

Our filet mignon is dry-aged for 21 days for unbelievably tender, flavorful meat.

Also aged for 21 days, this steak boasts deep flavor (which just so happens to pair wonderfully with lobster).

We blend fresh potatoes with truffle butter for incredible flavor. The finishing touch? Shaved truffles with olive oil. It doesn’t get better than that. 

Our luxurious creamed spinach is made extra-luscious with cream; savory, nutty Parmigiano Reggiano; and a hint of garlic.

Treat your valentine (or yourself!) to a romantic dessert by picking up one of our heart-shaped cakes. They’re freshly baked, hand-decorated, and simply stunning. Choose from two sizes:

Individually Sized Cakes

Cheesecake • Opera Cake • Red Velvet Cake • Chocolate Flourless Cake • Maracaibo Cake

Large Cakes

Mango Mousse • Opera Cake • Red Velvet Cake


Finish your holiday shopping in one fell swoop by picking up one (or a few) of our lovely gifts.

Chocolates & Florals 

From Love BonBons to a Heart Chocolate Box, our luscious chocolates make a sweet surprise. Pair with our gorgeous florals for a classic Valentine’s Day gift. 

Cookies and Brownies

Want to switch things up? Instead of chocolate, give a box of our adorable, decorated Valentine’s themed cookies, heart-shaped Linzer cookies, or decadent, fudgy brownies.

Gift Baskets

The deadline for ordering our gift baskets online has passed — but luckily, you can still find select options in our markets! Stop by your local store to see what’s available.

Email Key Summary:

  1. Romantic Dining Options:
    • Fresh oysters with caviar.
    • Nova Scotia lobsters and Gambero Rosso Shrimp.
    • Dry-aged filet mignon.
    • Truffle-infused potatoes and creamed spinach.
  2. Heart-Shaped Cakes:
    • Hand-decorated, freshly baked options in two sizes.
    • Various flavors like cheesecake, opera cake, red velvet, and more.
  3. Gift Ideas:
    • Chocolates and florals, including Love BonBons and heart chocolate boxes.
    • Valentine’s themed cookies and fudgy brownies.
    • In-store options for gift baskets.
  4. Convenient Shopping:
    • Encourages last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping at Citarella.
    • Emphasizes the availability of select gift baskets in-store.