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"V&C is a national treasure"
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Music Night is Friday Night
The best way to start off a weekend is with some live music and we have booked out every Friday evening from February 21st until the Fringe! We present to you... MUSIC NIGHT IS FRIDAY NIGHT!!

Regional Wine Tastings
Join us for a series of regional wine tasting events throughout 2020 where we will explore the regions of Italy and their fascinating wineries
Pre-Theatre Menu
Take the hassle out of your evening by booking a table with us before the show. Our Caffe Bar is a five-minute walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse, offering a delicious selection of Italian cuisine.
2 courses £16 | 3 courses £20. Purchase your show tickets by clicking on the picture above.
Dear Alfonso
This story unfolds an incredible tale of poverty, adventure and survival, which he had not shared with his family during his life time and in the pages he has left a moving and extraordinary legacy for his family, friends and customers.
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Valvona & Crolla 85 Years Celebration

Valvona & Crolla celebrated the 85th anniversary of our establishment on the 8th September 1934.
Thank you to all of our loyal and valued customers!

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Top Edinburgh restaurants and wine bars
We are thrilled to announce that in his debut article for Decanter Magazine, Peter Ranscombe (Thank you!!) has named Valvona & Crolla as one of his wine highlights of Edinburgh!
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5* Reviews
We are so proud to receive some high praise from our valued customers lately that we just can't help but share our favourites!

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Great British Food Award 2019
We are thrilled and humbled to be shortlisted for Scottish Best Independent Food Retailer for the Great British Food Awards. We would so appreciate your vote in this, our 85th anniversary. 
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A Tasting Of Your Favourite Wines Of 2019
2019 was an exciting wine year for V&C and for you, our customers. You purchased some fabulous wines and vintages. In this tasting, run by Francesco Cardinale, we will recap and retaste one the best Chianti and Chianti Classico vintages ever released; and the 2015 Barolo and Nebbiolo launched last year is the best vintage of the decade so far; and the establishing of relatively new grape varieties such as the Sicilian Grillo and Nerello Mascalese, the Puglian Verdeca and Malvasia Nera, and the Passerina and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba from Abruzzo. Come along and taste and relive with us the most thrilling wines of 2019.

Thursday 30th January

6 - 7.30pm


*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day

The Dick Lee Trio - Classics of Jazz
The Trio are equally at home entertaining thousands at the Royal Highland Show or performing at jazz clubs and festivals. Their Music Night is Friday Night concerts at Valvona & Crolla feature the classics of jazz, from ballads to barnstormers, from a shout to a whisper.

Friday 21st February 

7 - 8pm


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Sicily & Calabria
The two regions are separated at its narrowest point, between Torre Faro and Villa San Giovanni, by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) of sea. Both regions have very similar climatic conditions, though the wines they produce are very different. Sicily’s most famous red grape variety is Nero d’Avola, usually used to produce big and bold red wines. In Calabria, red grape, Gaglioppo produces wine more similar to the Northern Nebbiolo grape. These two regions have improved the quality of their wines over the last 20 years and enjoy worldwide recognition. Come and join us to discover the exciting wines of these two regions.

Thursday 27 February

6 - 7.30pm


Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day
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The Directors Recommend
We have new products coming in all the time from UK, Italy and rest of Europe.
Our stock is always changing, bringing in new vintages & harvests, seasonal specialities & exciting new producers. 
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From market stall to dot com, we now serve the nation from our original premises in Edinburgh.
We are Scotland's oldest Delicatessen and Italian Wine Merchant; one of Europe's original Specialist Food Shops, founded in 1934. From our humble beginnings, serving the fledgling immigrant Italian community in old Edinburgh, we now list food products and wines from around the world, and supply the entire UK with an efficient, speedy delivery system that boasts a next-day service to 90% of the population.
Our history