This Italian kitchen and import store is a true Tucson destination

Feb 02, 2021 493

BY: Sally Kane

Roma Imports stands alone, and not just figuratively. It has been standing alone since 1984 in midtown Tucson in a corner of Barrio San Antonio amid other tucked away and dusty commercial and corporate enterprises. It is not too difficult to find, although one would never just be driving by it. This is a true destination.

The current owner, Lilian Spieth, has steered this lone gourmet-ship since 1999, and she still has her hand firmly on the tiller. Why should you travel this valley and go so out of your way to visit? For the very reason that it is a desert miracle. To have this Italian kitchen and import store here in our Sonoran desert is nothing short of extraordinary.

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