Shop & Kitchen


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

Lunch menu week of March 19th
Kale & beans £7.50
Burrata with wild garlic pesto £8.00
Marinated salmon £8.00

Cured meats from Castelpoto £8.50
Potato, pecorino & wild garlic ravioli £13.00

Mushroom & smoked mozzarella lasagna £13.00
Squid, potato & pea stew £14.50

Tagliatelle al ragu' £13.50
Amalfi pear & ricotta tart £6.50
Apple & Strega cake £6.50
Tiramisu £6.50
Pecorino with melanorca jam £8.00

Upcoming Supper Club
Friday March 30th
(is now fully booked)

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.




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 & 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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