Sardines in Olive Oil, Millesimate, 3.5 oz

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Pollastrini's Sardines in Hot Chili Oil: A Fiery Italian Legacy

A Century of Seafood Mastery: Pollastrini, founded in 1889 in the picturesque coastal town of Anzio, stands as a beacon of Italian culinary tradition. As the first Italian company specializing in sardine canning, Pollastrini has woven a rich tapestry of history and flavor over the decades. Their Sardines in Hot Chili Oil, particularly the Millesimate 2019 vintage, are more than a mere seafood delicacy; they are a testament to a heritage that has been nurtured and preserved through generations. The recipe, a perfect marriage of fiery chili and rich olive oil, pays homage to the timeless art of sardine preservation, much like a fine wine that matures with age.

A Symphony of Flavor and Tradition: These sardines, caught in the Mediterranean from April to November, represent the peak of quality and taste. Small vessels, guided by the moonlit sea, gather the fish at night, ensuring that each sardine is a burst of freshness and natural flavor. Processed with care and precision within hours of landing, and then bathed in spicy chili oil, each tin encapsulates the essence of the Mediterranean - vibrant, bold, and unapologetically authentic.

Spicy Sardine Bruschetta


  • Pollastrini's Sardines in Hot Chili Oil
  • Crusty bread, sliced and toasted
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon zest
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Toast the bread slices until golden and crisp.
  2. Place a sardine on each toast, drizzling some hot chili oil from the can.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley and a sprinkle of lemon zest.
  4. Drizzle a touch of extra virgin olive oil over each bruschetta.
  5. Serve as a fiery and flavorful appetizer, perfect for igniting the taste buds.