Our philosophy

The only place of its kind in this part of town and now a destination for people from further afield, the Italian Delicatessen is proving a big hit. Alongside the shop, we are also the place to pick up a panino and a drink at lunchtime, in true Italian style, as well as freshly prepared daily specials, such as cannoli and Tiramisu. On selected evenings every week, the lights are lowered, the corks are popped and the space turns into an ambient place to enjoy Italian aperitivo with bite sized nibbles. The perfect spot before heading for a night out or even a night in! Come and join us for a glass of wine,  Aperol Spritz, Negroni, Martini and more, lovingly prepared by our most valued members of the Team, Barbara and Francesca.

The Deli

Welcome to our one stop shop offering an array of imported quality Italian produce, sourced from some of the best producers and suppliers in London and Italy. We offer cured hams, a wide variety of salame, cheeses, daily freshly baked breads and focaccia and the occasional seasonal produce eg  truffles, fresh porcini, Monmouth Espresso and treats from Seggiano – supplier to Fortnum and Masons and Harrods! We have all you may want to find in your local Italian Delicatessen.

Our team

Elisabetta Iudica
Born and raised in Milano, Italy, Elisabetta has lived and worked in Walthamstow for over 15 years. Mother, nature and animal lover who has a passion for food and all things related to it, a food photography enthusiast and a self trained cook. Food Blogger, recipe writer and founder of a social media group called Waltham Forest Food & Drink Society, she has always wanted to continue her career in the food industry and even publish her own cookery book. A known ‘foodie’ in the local area.
The importance of using good quality ingredients in the kitchen is one of Elisabetta’s philosophies and it transpires in what is stocked on the shelves of the Italian Delicatessen.