Who we are
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!
In 2011 Buongiorno Italia underwent an expansion and complete refit, transforming it into a bright, spacious modern Deli and coffee bar by CU3 Design Ltd, where people can buy the finest foods and enjoy a coffee, a light lunch or a gelato in store or on the sundrenched forecourt. This transformation won the prestigious Civic Society Award 2012.
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.