Who we are

Buongiorno Italia was established in 1978. We are a multi award winning deli with one of the best deli counters in the South East. Full of great salami, hams, cheese and antipasti.  Shelves packed with a fantastic selection of everything you need for an authentic Italian kitchen.  Also try our delicious filled ciabattas, pastries and coffees, all served with italian passion.

So imagine the scene, a busy establishment, the air has an aroma of delicious food, the counter is a fantastic display of olives, antipasto, cheese and cured meats, the shelves are bursting with ingredients and authentic groceries, the coffee machine is working overtime and the staff is doing its best to keep up with order for deli boards for people to enjoy on the sundrenched forecourt while the owner greets everyone, most by their first name, so where is this place, Umbria? Tuscany? Puglia? Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Buongiorno Italia, Italy on your doorstep right here in the wonderful city of St Albans!

Established over 35 years Buongiorno Italia in St Albans is run by Antonio Picciuto and his friendly staff. Antonio prides himself on stocking only the finest top quality products. From seasonal fruit and vegetables, including Italian Fennel, wild mushrooms, vine tomatoes, and prickly pears, to Italian Cheeses, pasta, pesto, wines salami, Parma ham olives and antipasti – in fact, everything you need for an authentic Italian kitchen, which is why Buongiorno Italia is so popular with Italian Locals and all food lovers. In fact it is the kind of shop you expect to see in a small Italian village not a bustling English city. This pleasant welcoming multi award winning deli is St Albans longest established Delicatessen.