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Italian Picnic Goodie Bags


Indulge in a selection of great food and drinks at the park, garden or your own terrace with our Italian Picnic Goodie Bags, ideal for at least 2 people.

This pack includes 2 practical Bellavita branded canvas bags, each containing a little journey through the flavours of Italy:

Bag 1:
A platter of 3 types of Italian salami and ham (carefully sliced), 
Parmigiano Reggiano (vacuum packed in pieces), Grissini breadsticks enriched with rosemary, a bottle of Poretti \'4\' premium lager, a can of lemon ice tea.

Bag 2:
2 tins of beans and tuna salad in tomato sauce, lime & pink pepper flavoured crisps, a pack including 10 crostatine filled with cocoa cream, a bottle of Poretti \'4\' premium lager, a can of peach ice tea.

This pack also includes a pocket-sized sanitiser gel to keep your hands clean when you are not home.

Italian Beer Starter Pack


Did you know Italy is also the land of both artisan and broadly known beers? This Starter Pack can give you a clear idea of how good Italian beer is - ideal as a gift too!

This hamper includes 2 bottles of premium Poretti \'4 hops\' lager from Lombardy, 2 bottles of iconic Ichnusa lager from Sardinia (or 2 bottles of Menabrea Bionda lager beer from Piedmont, depending on availability), 2 bottles of historic Messina lager from Sicily, and 2 bottles of artisan Na Biretta Rossa amber beer from Lazio. We have also included some mouth watering nibbles such as a delicious chopped olive spread, shelled almonds, pizza flavoured Grissini breadsticks, classic potato crisps \'Roma\', the iconic \'Fonzies\' corn cheese crisps, and a mix of 3 mini savoury snacks: pretzel, salty sticks, and saltine crackers.

These products come in a Bellavita branded outer box together with your personal, hand-written gift note, free of charge. Leave your gift message as a comment when you checkout.

Aperol Spritz Hamper


It\'s Spritz time! Enjoy your Aperol Spritz aperitif with some delicious Italian olives and taralli, already included in this pack. The perfect treat for yourself or your beloved ones. A classic of Italian Aperitivo. 

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'Four Hops' Premium Lager Beer (33cl) - Poretti

£1.80 £2.40

Stylish bottle of refreshingly light, crisp beer. Poretti\'s \'Four Hops\' premium lager is characterised by a fine head with a clear appearance and straw-like colour. An ideal accompaniment to full flavoured first courses and medium aged cheeses.

Ideal for summer, but equally good all year long! With its moderate carbonation, light body and moderate bitterness, this premium lager is easy to drink and versatile to pair with food. In particular, the fourth variety of hops enhances the hoppy taste and strengthens the head. Made with raw materials only: water, barley malt, glucose syrup and hops, its alcohol volume is 5.0% ABV and it should be served at a temperature of between 6-8 °C.

Finest Italian Cheese & Charcuterie Platter (540g)


A great selection of our best Italian cheeses and cured meats ready to eat! A stress-free idea for your Aperitivo or romantic dinner at home with your special one.

In this exclusive cheese & charcuterie platter you will find: Truffle Cheese (100 grams); Gorgonzola DOP Dolce Blue Cheese (100 grams); Pecorino Romano (100 grams); Mortadella with Pistachios (80 grams); Salame Milano (80 grams); Speck IGP (80 grams). All vacuum packed.

Pair these delicacies with fresh bread and a glass of Prosecco or a refreshing Italian beer for a complete experience.

*As all of our products are made in very small batches in Italy, we may occasionally run out. If this is the case, we will replace it with something just as appetising and equal in value.

Basmati Rice, Lentils & Soya, Ready to Eat (220g) - Valfrutta


One pack contains two servings. Ready in 2 minutes microwave or in a pan. 100% vegetable, steamed, no preservatives.

An original recipe that combines the creaminess of lentils and rice with the softness of soya bites. The goodness and naturalness of the ingredients is guaranteed by the delicate steaming to which this dish is subjected. The delicate flavour of basmati rice is enriched with lentils and soya, high biological value proteins that add excellent nutritional properties to the dish. This tasty mix is a source of fiber and protein, 100% vegetable.

Beef in Jelly (3x90g) - Simmenthal


With its unique and incomparable taste, Simmenthal has been one of the most popular Italian shelf-stable food products for over a century. It is made following a traditional and original recipe based on selected cuts of tasty beef meat in a delicious vegetable jelly and honey. Thanks to its high content of noble proteins and low-fat content (only 1.5%), Simmenthal is healthy and nutritious, and suitable for foodies of all ages.

Marinated CHARGRILLED ARTICHOKES in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (270g) - Orominerva


Freshly hand-picked chargrilled artichokes, marinated with fresh herbs and infused with extra-virgin olive oil according to the traditional Italian practice of sott’olio.

Sott\'olio vegetables make a delicious appetizer on a slice of crunchy toasted bread, giving your classic bruschetta an extra kick! Also, do not throw away the tasty, vegetable-infused olive oil left in the jar: use it for cooking and to season your salads!

Fresh Stracciatella Cheese (140g)


Stracciatella is a fresh pasta filata cheese with cream, originally from Apulia, in Southern Italy. The taste of Stracciatella may be similar to Mozzarella as it is mild and a little sour, but the consistency is creamy and may be best known as the delicious centre of burrata cheese.

Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Bites PDO (250g) - Aziende Agricole Associate


One of Italy\'s most sought after exports - in bite-sized pieces. DOP (PDO)* certified.

As well as having a lower cholesterol than regular milk, Buffalo milk is also extremely rich in calcium and a good source of minerals (especially magnesium, potassium and phosphorus). Mozzarella di Bufala is well known all around the world for its decadently rich, slightly acidic milk, full of dense flavour, and stringy texture. The good stuff like this is almost unrealistically soft, so these little "bites" are especially handy. It\'s so easy to love them (and to finish them!). Before eating mozzarella, immerse it (while still in the packet) in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes to release all its flavours.

*DOP (PDO) is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally \'Protected Designation of Origin\'). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method.

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Prosciutto San Daniele - Aged 18 Months, Sliced (80g)

£2.17 £3.10

San Daniele is a fine ham, unique for its sweet and delicate taste. It can be considered Italy\'s most precious type of Italian charcuterie along side with the Prosciutto Crudo di Parma. 

Prosciutto di San Daniele is produced only in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The secret to its famously good taste? The exceptional micro climate here in the hilly area around the town of San Daniele, where winds blow down from the Alps to meet the breezes coming in from the Adriatic Sea. This optimum environment and age-old maturing techniques combine to give Prosciutto di San Daniele its natural trademark taste and texture, which keeps perfectly without requiring any preservatives.

This product comes in vacuum pack.

Corn Breadsticks (150g) - Le Sfilatine


Crumbly breadsticks made with corn flour following the most traditional recipe. You can have them as a healthy substitute for bread or as an appetizer together with a board of cheese and charcuterie, or a snack at any time of the day.

Cocktail Snacks (150g) - Cameo


A delicious mix of 3 mini savoury snacks: pretzel, salty sticks, and saltine crackers. The perfect combination to enjoy during your aperitivo at home or for a picnic, ideal also to be shared with friends or family.

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Fresh Vine Cherry Tomatoes (~250g)

£1.52 £1.90

Tomatoes are an all-rounder, which is why you should invest in the very best. 

With a rich, full-bodied, mildly acidic flavour, cherry tomatoes are a staple in Italian cuisine. You can cook them for your own Passata and then use as a base for a range of pasta dishes, or simply eat them raw in a caprese salad, roast them in the oven or cut them and use them as the perfect topping to your own pizza.

Fonzies Cheese Crisps (100g) - Saiwa


Gorgeous corn-based crisps enriched with a super-tasty cheese flavour! Big size packet. 

The original, popular Fonzies are here! Fonzies became popular in 1979 and take their name from the famous TV-series \'Happy Days\'. Since then, they have been very trendy in Italy and they are now available to purchase from our shop, both online and in-store.

Lime & Pink Pepper Flavour Crisps "Capri" (50g) - San Carlo


Amazing potato crisps flavoured with a fresh and exotic taste of lime and pink peppercorn. Snack size packet.

The most iconic crisps brand in Italy, San Carlo choose the best potatoes, thanks to a direct everyday relationship with the farmers. Made with three main ingredients: potatoes, oil and salt (iodised salt, low in sodium and very tasty) plus the sensational combination of Caribbean lime and delicate pink pepper, as for San Carlo "taste is well-being".

Fine Italian Pastry Assortment "Dolci momenti" (350g) - Lazzaroni


A fine assortment of delicious pastries including biscuits and small wafers covered in milk chocolate, shortbreads with a cocoa heart, biscuits flavoured with lemon and covered in hazelnut grains and many more! They are perfect with your afternoon tea, for breakfast or as a delicious snack at any time of the day. This elegant box is also perfect as a dessert when having guests over or as a handy gift.

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Grillo DOC Terre Siciliane 2020 (75cl) - Nino Gandolfo

£8.79 £10.99

A sunny white wine with tropical scents (yellow melon, peach, pineapple) for a fascinating freshness.

Grillo is a white Sicilian wine grape variety producing aromatic wines, excellent to quench everyone’s thirst. The grape withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making (including the widely famous Marsala). The berries are medium large, spherical and gold. The variety is characterised by a higher sugar content compared to other white grapes, resulting in quite high alcohol, in addition to particular organoleptic properties.

Best paired with fish-based dishes and vegetables, and great also with pasta, especially during the warmest months.

Organic Pecorino Superiore DOC 2020 (75cl) - Fontefico


A pleasant white wine with notes of basil, chamomile and apple.

Native to Abruzzo, Pecorino is a fresh and perfumed wine variety, that\'s both pleasant and complex at the same time. The nose opens with subtle notes of basil, chamomile flowers and apples, then continues with tones of citrus fruit - namely grapefruit and cedar - and a hint of mango.

Best paired with fish, poultry, pasta, fresh cheeses and desserts. Great also for an Italian Aperitivo!

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Sliced Bread for Bruschetta (400g) - Gecchele


Sliced bread ready to be toasted and dressed for your perfect Italian Bruschetta!

Toast the bread and drizzle it with chopped tomatoes and a hint of garlic, and sprinkle it with a bit of oregano; add some extra-virgin olive oil on top and enjoy it! This bread is ideal for your Aperitivo with a delicious charcuterie and cheese board.