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Celebrating the 130th anniversary of <BR/> our founder, Alfonso Crolla 1889

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Valvona & Crolla 85 Years Celebration

Valvona & Crolla is celebrating the 85th anniversary of our establishment on the 8th September 1934.
To thank you, our loyal and valued customers, we are offering 20% discount on all orders placed until 22nd September, just use discount code 85YEARS when placing your online order. 

You can place as many orders as you wish between now & the deadline so stock up your cellars, fill your larders, and raise a glass to 85 years of good food and wine, and here’s to 85 more…. Thank you from all at Valvona & Crolla.

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Dear Alfonso
The story is based on a handwritten manuscript Carlo wrote for her which, when he became ill, lay forgotten and unread for years. His 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. £9.99
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Fresh white Truffle arrival from Alba!!
Just arrived in 19 Elm Row, first of the Season’s Fresh White Truffles from Alba.
£35.00 per 10g.
Enjoy with Campofilone pasta, Parmigiano Regiano and Guffanti Burro
Chanterelle Mushrooms in store now
Scottish Chanterelle are here – enjoy in our Caffѐ Bar for lunch and dinner. Try with a bottle of chilled Lambrusco Concerto – happy days! Book online... 
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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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Achroous Electric Gin
The signature release from Electric is carefully designed to be different from everything else out there, but maintains the distinct character of gin.

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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
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From humble beginnings...
Our Chairman, Cav. Philip Contini joined Valvona & Crolla in full time employment on Monday 17th May 1971, 48 years ago. First pay packet on Saturday 22nd May? £17.

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Veneto Wine & Cicchetti Tasting
Come and taste with us the wines and cicchetti of Veneto. This part of the North Eastern Italian territory is one of the most important grape producing area and it is home to iconic wines such as  Prosecco, Soave,  Valpolicella, Ripasso,  Amarone and also the home of what we called  the “Super Veneti”. So, come and taste some well-knowns and some unknowns.

Thursday 19th September 6pm – 7.30pm

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

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V&C Book Supper Club with Sue Lawrence
Come and enjoy a fabulous 2 course Scottish supper with talk & discussion from Sue Lawrence about her new book "A Taste of Scotland’s Islands".

Thursday 26th September

7pm – 9pm


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Funghi Foray 2019

Join our legendary Funghi Foray with leading mycologist Neville Kilkenny. Meet for coffee at Valvona & Crolla then travel by coach to our top-secret location. Foray with Neville and enjoy a well-earned packed lunch of food and wine. Neville will then identify your funghi and give an educated and insightful talk about the pleasures and perils of cooking with wild mushrooms. Recipes from Mary Contini and 10% discount on your purchases when you return to the shop.

Saturday 28th September. 

Tickets £49:  include morning coffee and pastry, coach travel, a light lunch with one glass of wine and tutored foray. Arrive at Elm Row at 7.30am for coffee. Depart 8am. Arrive back at 3pm. Foragers must wear sturdy walking shoes and bring waterproof clothing.

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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.
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