Our philosophy…

…is simple. You can only make the best dishes with the best ingredients, and we’re here to source them, taste them, test them and provide them. We look for organic, sustainable products, and work with local producers wherever possible, which is why we stock Perky Blenders’ coffee.

Italy produces some of the world’s greatest food; there’s a vast range of flavours for you to savour, recipes for you to try and culinary adventures that can take you and your kitchen on a magical journey.  Let us help you pack!

The only difference between Walthamstow’s Italian Delicatessen and one you’d find in Venice, Florence, Rome or Naples is the weather (and our bilingual staff).  We have a fully-stocked deli counter; a fine selection of wines and liqueurs; a range of oils, dressings and sauces for you to cook up your own storms;  food to take on picnics, beach-parties, eat on the run or snack on the Tube; chocolates, cookies, and coffee.  You’ll never want to shop elsewhere…

Special food for special diets…

For vegetariansit’s always been easy to eat splendidly in Italy.  Our dairy items and cheeses provides a superb selection of delicious ingredients for lacto-vegetarians, and vegans will find treasure in our classic Italian speciality Seggiano pesto sauces, which swap nuts for pecorino.  We have a great selection of crudités, pickled and bottled vegetables and preserves, so no matter what you’re cooking, you won’t miss the meat.

Elisabetta Iudica

Elisabetta Iudica

Founder & Director

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Elisabetta has lived and worked in Walthamstow for more than 20 years. Her passion for food finds expression in her work as a food writer and photography enthusiast, cake designer and cook.