From coffees and sandwiches to slap-up meals, authentic Italian Deli in Gravesend ticks all boxes (From News Shopper)
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From coffees and sandwiches to slap-up meals, authentic Italian Deli in Gravesend ticks all boxes
AN ITALIAN deli in Gravesend is aiming to cover all bases, offering gourmet dinners, quick snacks, coffee and ingredients to take home.
Divizia in Queen Street had a grand opening last month with music, food and plenty of festivities.
Inside, two shops have been knocked together to create a luxurious but authentic Italian deli with exposed wood, shelves lined with pasta, olives and sauces, and vintage photos on the walls.
Partner Angelo Mancuso said the restaurant wants to serve all types of diners, with a grillerie offering meat and fish in abundance, a snack bar serving pizza and sandwiches, a coffee shop and a deli.
A comments book at the front of the store is already stuffed with customers raving about its authentic lovliness.
He said: “You can eat for a fiver or you can eat for £50.
“It is a new concept in that it is all under one roof.”
Divizia specialises in food from the north of Italy and deals directly with the producers to cut out the middle man of importers.
Angelo said: “All the food is from the Piemonte area and other parts of the north of Italy.
“The people of the north want all of their produce to come here. We have used local produce from the north of Italy.”
With a big store in Turin already, the company’s Kent adventure is its first attempt at expansion into England.
It has eyed up a spot in Greenwich too.
Angelo said: “We liked the heritage of Gravesend and being near the Thames. We have also taken on the marquee name of Papa Gelato, which has been in the town for 100 years.”
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