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"V&C is a national treasure"
Scotland the Best

It Is On £10 Voucher
Edinburgh Council is supporting Leith Walk businesses during the Tram Works. A £10 voucher costs you only £5 and can be redeemed in our Shop or Caffe Bar. Vouchers are valid until August 2021.   
Vouchers can be purchased at www.itison.com, or follow the link below. 
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Queen's Birthday Honours - Mary Contini OBE
The Board and family of Valvona & Crolla are thrilled to announce that our fellow director and author Mary Contini has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 List “for services to the Scottish Food Industry and Scottish-Italian Relations”.

"It is a great surprise and joy for me to have been put forward and to be receiving such an honour. I am completely overwhelmed. My thanks go to those who nominated me and especially to my family and colleagues for all their support of my endeavours and especially to Philip, my husband, for his encouragement and wisdom."

Cav. Mary Louise Contini OBE, Bsc Edin
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La Gallinara Pestos, Sauces and Olives
Just arrived from Italy, a stunning range of delicious products from our great friends at La Gallinara. Taggiasche olives, pistachio pesto, classic pesto Genovese, and try if you dare their fiery Diavola chilli sauce. A jar of pesto and some of our Campofilone finest egg pasta, and you can have a gourmet dinner in 2 minutes!   
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Send a Gift of Food
Send a gift of food and wine with one of our hand filled boxes brimming with treats to enjoy. Show someone you are thinking of them and stock up their fridge and larder - Italian vegetable boxes, store cupboard fillers and delicious range of wines to choose from. Not sure what to send? Call us for bespoke hampers, or advice and we will be delighted to help - 0131 556 6066.   
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Alfonso's March
Our founder and great-grandfather, Alfonso Crolla, did much to help the flegling Italian community in Edinburgh after WW1. 

To celebrate his work the band of his home town of Picinisco in Italy dedicated to him on 21 April 1934, the attached March which we have faithfully recreated with the sounds of the original instruments as laid out in the original manuscript.

Arranged by Philip Contini©; Dr Richard Lee©
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Shop Opening Hours

From Monday 13th July, our 19 Elm Row shop new hours of opening are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you with social distancing in place.


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Finest Artisan Italian Honey
We are always excited to see the Valvona & Crolla Italian honey back on our shelves. Spring is in the air at V&C.... Finest quality from a family company. Enjoy with our Pecorino cheeses, as well as on your toast! 
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Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Increased range to order of best quality Italian fruit and vegetables. Prices from £5.99.

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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. 
This weeks recommendations

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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