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Shop & Kitchen

 

Opening times
Thursday - Sunday 9am- 5pm
Lunch served 12pm -
3pm
Friday nights 6pm - 10pm (last tables 9pm)

Please note that we will be away in Italy from May 14th - reopening Friday May 25th

Lunch menu week starting 7th of May
Small plates
Olives & sundried tomatoes £3.00
Sourdough bread with Antonietta's oil £3.50
Marinated anchovies £4.00

Salt cod salad £5.00
Starters
Escarole, kale & bean stew £6.50
Burrata with watercress pesto £8.00
Octopus salad - Neapolitan style £8.50
Marinated sea trout & courgettes £7.50

Cured meats from the village of Castelpoto £8.50
Mains
Chard,  spinach & ricotta cannelloni £12.00
Braised cuttlefish, squid, peas & Jersey Royals £14.50

Troccoli pasta with local crab & tomatoes £15.00
'Ndunderi with lamb, orange & saffron ragu £14.50
Desserts
Amalfi pear & buffalo ricotta tart £6.50
Tiramisu £6.50
Brioche doughnut with Strega gelato £6.50
Caciocavalo cheese with Gianluca's honey £7.00

Wine shop
We have lots of wonderful wines from the south of Italy that you can drink with us here or take away with you.

 

 

 

 

Southern Italian food

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 Thursday - Sunday, and Friday evenings for dinner. We make fresh pasta using artisanal ingredients from both Campania and Kent, we host Supper Clubs every month, teach Pasta Classes 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 -samuelwiles.com & Margate Mercury - margatemercury.com

 

Some of the nice things said about us!

Zeren Wilson, Bitten & Written
A little ripsnorter of a place.

Jacob Kennedy, Bocca di lupo
A touchingly intimate and heartwarming place. Without doubt the most authentic and homely Campanian food I've ever had anywhere outside of the region.

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

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

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

Marina F, Trip advisor
Sublime Italian.

@antoniomagro
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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