I Camisa & Son

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This long-established rustic Italian deli was opened by the Fratelli Camisa 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. Salumi (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.


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I Camisa & Son says
London's original Italian deli since 1961, founded by the Camisa brothers. Today you can still find authentic Italian ingredients, served to you by real Italians in a typical Italian setting in the heart of Soho, London.
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Venue name: I Camisa & Son
Address: 61 Old Compton Street
Opening hours: Open 8.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square tube
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Imagine a room packed to the ceiling with 100 different olive oils. various pastas, tinned anchovies and tomatoes galore and most importantly a counter filled with salami and cheese: this is I Camisa & Son. I have to say this is my favorite deli in the whole of London- I know its quite the statement but they hold the one cheese that I know only to be sold in I Camisa & Son and it is the most incredible cheese I have ever eaten. I can't recall the exact name but it is a cheese made of four cheeses and is therefore the ultimate cheese; its oozy, creamy, strong and heavenly and the best thing to come out of any shop. This place is particularly stunning around Christmas time as it is packed with panatoni and lovely christmassy treats. I would 100% recommend going to check it out, even if you're not buying anything it is a lovely shop to be in and you will be swept away by its Italian authentic charm. 

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

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