The Italian Food Hall has opened its doors in Bath, bringing the very best of Italian regional products from small, mainly family owned, companies to the hometown of one of its owners.

Laura Doria moved with her family from Italy (via Melbourne) to Bath three years ago. Having been an Italian teacher for some years she decided this year the time was right for a change in direction.

With her two Italian-based business partners and friends (Luca De Gregorio and Luca Galleti) an idea was formed to harness their love of their country’s wonderful food and wine and share it with the people in Laura’s new home in Bath through a new shop and delicatessen.

The Italian Food Hall offers a huge array of traditional Italian delicacies and traditional family favourites. From fresh cheeses such as Burrata Ricotta and Gorgonzola, cured meats, the very best pasta sauces and pasta to incredible chocolates and biscuits. There is also a large array of gluten-free and vegan options available.

The deli also offer fresh paninis and coffee to takeaway as well as tasting plates in the shop.

The Italian Food Hall has sought out the lesser known artisan producers in areas such as the Cinque Terra so that people can have the opportunity to try the special foods these areas specialise in and bring a little bit of the owners’ Italian passion to Bath.

Perfect for Christmas you can make your own hamper or select a gift voucher for your friends and family.

The Italian Food Hall, 8 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2EE. Tel: 01225 334127,

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