Some extra information
Dear Friends,

Our shop is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
Order online for UK wide delivery, store collection or place orders by phone on 0131 556 6066.

Please email any questions to or call 0131 556 6066.

Francesca Contini, Managing Director.

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

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip
We are deeply saddened to learn that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip has died. We extend our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all her family.
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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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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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New In - 2020 Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Cold off the press – the first of 2020 organic extra virgin olive oils have arrived….

The ancient Italian tradition of the annual olive harvesting and pressing continues and thrives to this day. Across the country olive farmers have been hard at work  producing delicious, thick creamy extra virgin olive oil to great acclaim and excitement. Join us in savouring the first to hit our shelves this year - marvel of nature that not only nourishes (full of Vitamin E) but adds such a rainbow of flavours to your plate.

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the food heart of Edinburgh…

Capezzana 2020 first press unfiltered. Rich green, voluptuous mouthfeel, fruity and elegant, flavour of artichoke and green almond.

Selvapiana 2020 most northerly of the Tuscan oils. Grassy green, unctuous, pure fruit with intense peppery finish.


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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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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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Royal Warrant Renewal
Valvona & Crolla is humbled and delighted to have our Royal Warrant for the Supply of Cheese to Her Majesty the Queen renewed until 2025.
We are honoured to supply the Royal Family and thank all the excellent artisan producers that we work with.
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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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Our Great Online Sale Continues...

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