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The Valentina Story

Valentina story

Valentina started as a modest Italian delicatessen in East Sheen in 1991. With a vision to create a one stop shop that caters to the true Italian and the Italians at heart, the Zoccola family expanded their delicatessen offerings and added a restaurant. Staying true to three generations of culinary tradition they focused on using the finest ingredients in their kitchens and what they put on their shelves. This family value of “only the best” is now the company’s core mission statement. Today, Valentina has grown to a thriving family business with eight branches in London and Surrey.

All Valentina delicatessens stock an extensive range of meat and cheese sourced directly from Italian producers. The prepared food counter is adorned with traditional antipasti, Italian favourites such as Lasagna, Arancini, Polpette, Caponata etc.. cooked daily from the finest ingredients in their own kitchen.

There are over 1500 products ranging from food cupboard essentials to hard-to-find artisanal items on the grocery shelves. Their own branded Valentina Panettone (Italian Christmas Cake) has been awarded the prestigious Great taste Award Gold Star for successive years including 2016.

A 150 Italian wine selection ranging from table wine to Super Tuscans hand selected by their in-house sommelier are available to complete your shopping list.

The restaurant serves a variety of Italian coffee and pastries for breakfast and traditional Southern Italian food from lunch to dinner. Some of their more popular dishes include the Capella Romana, spicy Calabrese Pizza and Fritto Misto. The Putney, Reigate and Battersea branches also have a terrace for alfresco dining.

Today, Valentina has grown into a thriving family business with eight branches in London and Surrey. It's reputation as "where the Italians eat and shop" is a testament to Valentina's quality and authenticity.