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Ciao e Benvenuto!

Hi, and welcome to your local Italian food shop, or Bottega, as we would traditionally say. This hidden gem, packed with the finest Italian food, settled in Northampton in 2012.

On the other side of town, Katia and her family moved to Northampton from Benevento, Italy…

Creating a Recipe for Success

With a passion for sharing their traditional Italian recipes with the local community, Katia’s dream was to open her own Italian Deli, welcoming everyone and anyone who loves to eat, meet and create something special.

Jump to 2022, and The Italian Shop has a new owner – Katia! With the support of her family, who you’ll often see helping in the shop or cooking homemade treats, Katia is keen to introduce you to the best tastes, smells, foods and wine Italy offers.

Pop in and see why everyone is talking about Northampton’s Italian Shop.

Tuck into Italian Culture

From antipasti and indulgent dolce to crisp wines and rich espresso, Italian cuisine and culture play a huge part in how we cook, eat and share our meals. That’s why we only source Italian foods we know you’ll enjoy.

We have trusted Italian suppliers from our hometown in Benevento, local Italian chefs in Northampton and heartwarming Italian meals cooked by our family.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’ll do our best to locate your favourite Italian ingredients and products or recommend an alternative.

Benvenuto a Casa

Although Northampton is now home to Katia and her family, their hearts (and stomachs) are very much connected to their beloved Benevento. Located northeast of Naples, this Italian town offers stunning scenery, amazing architecture and, of course, culinary delights.

It’s also the birthplace of one of the most famous Italian liqueurs, Strega. Made from natural herbs and spices, the legend goes Strega Liqueur is a magic potion produced by witches. This may be true, but we believe this golden tipple is a perfect way to end a meal or mix in cocktails – so make sure you pick up a bottle!

Come visit us to discover more about the Italian way of life and explore our traditional Italian food and drink.

Best Deli in Northamptonshire 2023!

We’re so proud to be the Muddy Stilettos Best Northamptonshire Deli winners! A lot happens behind the scenes to source authentic Italian ingredients and products for our lovely customers. This award goes to show our Italian roots have become a big part of the town, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

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Ciao e Benvenuto! 

Ciao e Benvenuto! 

Ciao e Benvenuto! 

Ciao e Benvenuto! 

Ciao e Benvenuto!