Shop & Kitchen


Opening times
Until Wednesday January 17th - CLOSED
Thursday January 18th 10.00-17

From here we will then open Wednesday - Sunday 10-17 and then from February we will open a couple of nights for dinner too.  

This week's lunch menu
Chestnut & legume soup £6.5
Burrata with tomatoes £7.5
Salami with picked fennel £8.5
Marinated salmon £8.5
Baked 'Ndunderi with Nonno Gaetano's tomato sauce & smoked mozzarella £8.5
Linguini with cavolo nero pesto £8
Lasagna with slow cooked beef & pork £9.5
Tagliatelle alla Genovese £9.5
Amalfi pear & ricotta tart £6
Tiramisu £5
Mountain cheeses & quince jam £8.5


This week's take home pasta
Ancient grains tagliatelle & linguine


Upcoming Supper Club
Please email us for enquiries.

Wine shop
We have lots of wonderful wines from the south of Italy either to drink with us or to enjoy at home.




Artisanal southern Italian food

We are now on holidays until Thursday January 18th.

Ciao we're Simona & Harry. We have a shop & kitchen in Margate Old Town that specialises in food, wine and recipes from Campania in the south of Italy. Simona's from here, a small village called Foglianise which is an hour or so east of Naples, high up in the mountains.

We import lots of artisanal produce from this small area known as Sannio including cheeses, salumi, nduja, wine, pickles, olive oil and our family's tomato sauces, all of which are all available to buy in our shop.

Lunch is available Wednesday - Sunday and from January we'll open a couple of nights for dinner too.  We make fresh pasta using artisanal ingredients from both Campania and Kent, we host Supper Clubs every month, teach pasta workshops and Italian lessons, and have lots of lovely Italian books, DVDs and music so if you're an Italianophile, come and say ciao.

Photo credit: Samuel Wiles & Margate Mercury -


Some of the nice things said about us!

The pasta from @bottegacaruso was so good I wanted to cry when I finished it all.

@bottegacaruso are literally weaving my dreams into reality by being here.

This week's ravioli was insanely good - thank you!

Marina F, Trip advisor
Sublime Italian.

The best food ever.

Philip E, Trip Advisor
Harry and Simona's Bottega is fantastic!

Dorset186262, Trip Advisor
Stunning Italian food!

Flaviana T, Trip Advisor
Beautiful Italian food!

Tanya R, Twitter
Your pasta is transcendent!

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