The idea of The Italian Dish was born on a trip to Italy in Fall 2003 with my niece. By the following Holiday season I had researched Italian ceramics and created a business plan. I could not find appropriate space so I started the business out of my home and participated in Holiday gift shows. In February 2005, I found a great space in Beautiful downtown Birmingham, MI and opened the doors of my new retail store in July 2005.

At The Italian Dish, we offer a true sensory shopping experience. As you enter, the aroma of fresh espresso fills the air, the music of Andrea Bocelli plays in the background and a bounty of beautiful, colorful Italian ceramics meet your gaze. We are thrilled to bring you what we think are the treasures of Italy and now all of Europe. When I started this journey in 2005 it was all about Italy, however, the store has evolved and now we have expanded our offering to include dinnerware, glassware and flatware from Italy, Portugal and all over Europe.  We hope you enjoy our site and find just what you are looking for.  Grazie Mille.  Holly


The best store in Birmingham Michigan with the best quality of everything that reminds me so much of Italy. Thanks so much for being there and with the best coffee in town and you make everyone feel welcome even if they do not buy anything. When I miss Italy I just come to your wonderful store.

James Staley / Facebook

Unique selection, always something new, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Kimberly Gilbreath / Google

Loved visiting The Italian Dish for my first time today. What a beautiful store. I was served an espresso and shown around and told about the different artists and where the items come from. The staff is wonderful. Bought myself a beautiful platter. I’ll be back.

Tiffany Stefani Marino / Facebook