I Camisa & Son

Chinatown

This long-established rustic Italian deli was opened by the Fratelli Camisi back in 1929, and the old Soho stalwart is well worth a visit if only for its fresh pasta and accompanying sauces – their pesto is particularly good. But that would be to miss out on the fabulous range of cheeses: pecorino, gorgonzola (both sweet and piccante), parmesan, mozzarella, ricotta. Salume (salami, mortadella, Parma ham and so on are excellent, as are the freshly marinated olives and vegetables (artichokes, peppers, aubergines, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms) under oil. Risotto rices, olive oil, balsamic vinegars, breads, cakes and biscuits complete the picture. As does the range of own-label products. A real taste of Italy.

 

Venue name: I Camisa & Son
Contact:
Address: 61 Old Compton Street
London
W1D 6HS
Opening hours: Open 8.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square tube

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Paul Cordsen

love at first sight - about 43 years ago and still in love - I rate Camisa ' the best Italian Deli outside Italy ' ( and New York! )

Tracey Abbott

My mum introduced me to Camisa in the early 70's it's a tiny shop packed to the gunnels with the tastiest Italian food. Just spelling the shop is so evocative of my mum and I often find myself buying the food she loved to remember her better. Their stuffed olives are wonderful, fresh anchovies, pasta, ravioli all so good. It's an experience not just food shopping