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

Can't come to us? We'll come to you!
Elm Row is currently closed to traffic, but parking is still available on nearby Montgomery Street and Windsor Street. But remember, if you can't come to us... free UK delivery on all orders over £60.   
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Tutored Wine Tastings - Back On!!
Back by popular demand, our tutored Wine Tastings have been sell out events so far! We have two more this year and four early next year. Each party booking will have an individual table so we are maintaining distancing for your comfort, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy some delicious wines and nibbles to accompany. 
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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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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Order now for Christmas
Order now for guaranteed delivery before Christmas - deck your halls, or spread Christmas cheer to your friends and family! Whether it be one of our speciality hampers, fresh food or a superb wine, we are on hand to help make your holidays extra special!

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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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Theirworld - a brighter future for every child
Theirworld, a global children’s charity committed to giving the most vulnerable children and young people a brighter future in their world. All money raised from the sale of these inspiring products goes directly to supporting these children.
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Caffe Bar
The Caffè Bar in Valvona & Crolla was opened in 1996. The style of cooking is derived from recipes handed down to us over the years from our families in central and southern Italy and prepared using the produce we sell in the shop.

Which? Good Food Guide 1997-2020
With the publication of the 2020 edition, Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar celebrated 23 years of inclusion in the Which? Good Food Guide - this makes us the longest-standing establishment in the Edinburgh section.
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We're Good to Go
"We're Good to Go" is an industry standard mark which has been created in partnership with Visit Scotland to demonstrate that we have are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on hygiene and social distancing.

Throughout this pandemic we have performed detailed Risk Assessments which undergo regular review, and have implemented new policies and procedures to ensure that we are following best practice.

Our priority is always the safety of our customers and our team. 

We thank you for your custom, look forward to serving you in person, or with deliveries.
Francesca Contini
Managing Director 
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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

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