A Little Bit About

As It Happened

1976
Our First Shop
This is where it all began, we opening our first shop in Smithfield Square in 1976. Smithfield has changed so much since then…
1976
1988
Relocated to new premises
In 1988 we relocated to our new premises on 68 North King Street, we hosted a launch party in The Gresham Hotel, O’Connoll Street which hosted many of the Italian dances back in the day.
1988
1990
Italia' 90
1990 was a huge turning point for our business with the help of Italia ’90, it really put us on the map. This is one of our first ever vans! We really got into the spirit of Italia ’90, here’s a glimpse inside our shop. We also had a stall in the RDS selling wine and antipasto platters during the games which was great fun!
1990
1993
Relocation No2
Thanks to the boom of Italia ’90, we had to relocate to a much larger premises. In 1993 we moved to a purpose built warehouse on 139/140 North King Street, our home of today. The Italian Ambassador at the time, H.E. Fulvia Luisini, officially cut the ribbon at our launch party which was attended by family, friends and customers.
1993
1993
Launch Party
At our launch party, we were joined by some of our Italian suppliers as they showcased their products.
1993
2006
Taste of Dublin
We exhibited our produce at the first ever Taste of Dublin in 2006, held at Dublin Castle. We were thrilled to welcome Gino D'acampo to our stand as it reminded him of being home!
2006
2008
Under the Lights
In 2008, we were delighted when Richard Corrigan chose us to feature on his program to make a fresh pasta dish for Mary Black.
2008
2018
Love Italian Life Awards
In 2018 we sponsored the Love Italian Life Awards held in Dublin. Some of our best produce was used to create the dishes for the competing chefs along with matching wine pairings. It was an honour to collaborate with such esteemed Michelin star chefs such as Gaetano Trovato (2 stars) and Lorenzo Cogo (1 star)
2018
2019
2019 Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival
We had a stand at the first ever Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival which took place in the Iveagh Gardens, selling wine and antipasto platters.
2019
2020
We welcomed Martina Delaney
In 2020 Martina Delaney joined our team. Martina brings with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry not to mention her achievements as Wine Sommelier of the Year 2007 and 2011.
2020

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