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Buongiorno Italia indeed, as soon as you step over the threshold of St Albans’ finest deli you feel as if you have been transported to the heart of some stylish Italian piazza pit stop.
From its meagre cubby sized beginnings, to its now radiant makeover, this award winning St Albans favourite is now the boutique Italian larder of your dreams. Not only has the extra space made room for a blessed library of wine and a scrummy gelato counter, but comfortable indoor and outdoor seating means that you will never have to leave.
Tony, the beloved proprietor, is as warm and welcoming as his store. He is as much of a St Albans gem as his beautiful coffee shop/deli, remembering each and every one of his customers by name and never failing to deliver a side order of cheeky Italian charm with every order.
The deli now boasts an even bigger range of Italian goodness; from cured meats, to textured cheeses, to antipasti pieces of perfection. Italian pastries are also a welcome addition and the infamous Godfather mantra, ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli,’ becomes crystal clear when you taste Italian delicacies the likes of these.
The sandwich selection is epic and the salads mouth-watering, perfect for a sit down lunch or a healthy take away treat. For a special occasion plump for a Hamper-oh the Hamper filler opportunities. Bellissimo!
So don’t just pop in now for the weekly essentials, but embrace the Italian spirit of ‘Il dolce far niente,’ the sweetness of doing nothing; pull up a chair, order from the tantalising menu and let Tony and his wonderful crew bring Italy to your doorstep.
68 Lattimore Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3XR