This husband and wife-run deli is dangerous - it's all too easy to get carried away inside and walk out with a very heavy bag, and a very light wallet. Their cheese and cured meats are all top notch, as well as their olives and sauces. If you're cooking dinner for an Italian who knows their stuff, better pick up the ingredients here. Some of the items are a little on the pricey side, but that's almost standard for swish delis. They do homemade to-go lunches and dinners too, which are always hella good.
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If Italian is your thing and you've a penchant for the pasta, then a pilgrimage to this place is in order. At London's first artisan pastificio their friendly and knowledgeable staff make the good stuff from scratch. Their lunch and dinner menu changes daily: we had the tajarin with luganica fennel sausage ragu which happily reminded us why pasta is better left to the Italians. You can buy the pasta to take it home if you want, along with other Italian specialities and wines. Lunch is served daily 12pm-3pm and dinner (Thurs to Sat) from 6pm-9pm.
Traditional Italian cooking just like their grandmas used to make it: if that doesn't get you salivating then you've got psychological issues that need addressing. Fine Foods started off as a deli, serving the good people of Bermondsey authentic charcuterie, cheeses and pasta sauces. So popular was this that they decided to venture into dining services proper. The likes of ragu bolognese, fish & octopus stew and delightful roasted sausages with polenta all feature here, cooked with fresh, seasonal ingredients. In a bit of a rush? Chill, grab yourself a banging sandwich and get going!
You'll find plenty of North West natives spilling out on the streets on this stretch of College Road, but it's the ones really in the know that you'll catch sitting outside L'Angolo. A legendary deli in these parts thanks to the owner and neighbourhood Stalwart Carmelo, this is the spot to pick up all of those wonderful, authentic Italian ingredients, from dried pasta to cheeses and meats. The coffee here is delicious and eye-popping, while the paninis are, as you would expect, top of the range; build it the way you see fit out of your favourite bits and bobs. Enjoy all of this out front and indulge in a healthy dose of people watching, why don't you?
This adorable little Italian delicatessen is a small piece of peace and quiet amongst the hustle and bustle of London Bridge. On offer here are continental breakfasts, melt-in-your-mouth paninis, salads, cured meats and big sharing platters. It's all authentic Italian, including the homemade pasta sauces and those creamy, sexy, come-to-me ice creams, that'll have booking your holiday to Italy in no time at all.