Italian shop: welcome to the realm of pleasure

Italian shop: welcome to the realm of pleasure
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Do you want to cook an Italian meal to enjoy with friends or with beloved ones? Do you want to have an Italian food experience from the comfy of your home? Do you want some excellent fine wine to share alongside loved ones? You can find all what you need just by strolling through the aisles of an Italian shop. Italian food shops, also called Italian groceries or Italian delicatessens, are usually divided into different sections: cured meats, cheese, pasta, olive oil, wines and drinks.

Nowadays, cooking traditional Italian recipes has become more easy, due to the increasing amount of books and online tutorials available. If you want to prepare Tagliatelle alla Bolognese from scratch, but you are not sure about the original recipe, you just have to search on Youtube. Once you have discovered how to create the unforgettable Italian dinner, the next step is finding the right Italian shop.


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Are you looking for Italian food products?

Go to The Italian Community Shop!

You will find many Italian products, carefully selected from the best Italian shops in Italy and in the UK.


Italian food shop: buying food in a grocery or online?

Choosing which Italian shop to buy your products can be done in a traditional versus innovative way. You can either go to a grocery store or shop online at an Italian online store. Despite choosing one instead of the other is often just a matter of preference, you have to know thatselecting where to buy is important because it could save you a lot of money. Below we are going to highlight the pros and cons of both.

First of all, the physical store offers a wide variety of items, but an online store can provide potentially endless possibility of choices. Moreover, an online food shop allows you to buy whatever you fancy just from your couch, without even moving from your home. Furthermore, you can save time and money and would definitely find more choices to buy your favourite Italian food.

If you hate getting stuck in the traffic or queue in the supermarket at rush hour, maybe an online food shop is the best choice for you. However, if you do select online shopping, you are missing out onthe exciting charm of entering an Italian delicatessen and discovering the tasty atmosphere of an Italian food shop. No screen can reproduce the fragrance of fresh hand-made pasta, the colours of Italian cheeses, the pleasure of choosing the perfect Chianti from the old shelves of an Italian shop.

While online supermarkets provide you with short product descriptions, the Italian delicatessen is a place where you can ask for advice. Many Italian delicatessens are family-run and they will be happy to help you choosing the best sauce for your spaghetti and the best wine to pair with your Italian meal.

Online Italian stores usually offer special discounts for first-time buyers. On the other hand, traditional Italian groceries could give you a fidelity card. Therefore, both of them will try to catch you as a new client with short-term or long-term discount strategies. Check carefully what is the best option for you, especially if you are thinking of buying Italian food products regularly.


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Italian shop London: where can you find the best Italian food?

London is an amazing place for Italian food lovers:the city is literally full of Italian shops, restaurants and Pizzerias. You can choose to enjoy a very exclusive one, like Bocca di Lupo and Locanda Locatelli. These are great choices to taste a simple and traditional plate in a wonderful atmosphere, while you have a good time with your friends and family.

For those who prefer to prepare their own dishes at home and want to try to replicate the chef’s recipes, there are plenty of opportunities too. Indeed, Italian delicatessens and Italian groceries don’t lack in London. If you like Neapolitan products, you can try Saporia in Archway Close: you will find delicious fresh bakery products, olive oil, Neapolitan pizza and many other traditional Italian products at affordable price.

Do you fancy confectionery products? Have a look at Dolce London, a fine Italian Patiserie situated in Cloudesley Street. With babà, fruits tarts, choux, cannoncini, cakes and macarons, you will experience the taste of Italian pastries. Don’t miss the Tiramisu: layers of soft, flavoured mascarpone cream and soaked ladyfingers with a decorated top layer. There is probably no desert better for finishing an unforgettable dinner.

When you are in a rush you probably could prefer buying food online. As said before, this option is particularly advantageous for many reasons, especially if you want to search for a large variety of Italian food products.

The Italian Community Shop is an Italian shop specialized in Italian food and drinks, and is probably the best choice for those who seek fine good quality Italian food in the UK.

We are are famous for selling high-quality food products in both Italy and the UK.

The Italian Community Shop offers a greatest selection of food items, gourmet dishes included. You will find every kind of pasta, from tagliatelle to orecchiette, the best Italian cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella di Bufala and Gorgonzola. Furthermore, a rich variety of sauces, as well as pastry and bakery products are also available. The wine section includes a selection of red and white wines, including Chianti, Prosecco, Franciacorta, Lambrusco and many others.


If you want to find your favourite Italian food products,take a look at all the sections of The Italian Community Shop.


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Davide Berardinelli
The Italian Community