We Love Food & Wine
Our driving force, our way of life
We have lived and breathed the CUCINA ITALIANA, the real one, since the 1980s in Milan. A heritage that stretches back through generations, where professional and family lives have evolved together.
Our true passion lies in the ingredients we use – without a great product you can’t create a great dish! We treasure relationships with Italian Artisan food makers, paramount in finding the most genuine products; ingredients that represent our homeland, our culture and the BUONGUSTO that gives Italy its unique identity… From our inherited family recipes to the specialty ingredients we bring straight from our motherland, we hold on to the values that made us.
Now you can take home a slice of Italy from our deli menu, and truly Live Life More Italian! LIVIN'italy is more than a restaurant or a deli, it’s a state of mind, a way of life… And you don't have to be here to experience it, let us share our knowledge and products - true Italian flavours, handmade pesto, sumptuous ragu, creamy burrata - to bring a little piece of Italy to your kitchen! The same authentic ingredients used by our chefs are yours to take home, as well as the most important ingredients of all: respect for traditions and a passion for the simple pleasures in life!
In Italy we like to take our time over lunch, chat with friends, savour good food… But I know that’s not always possible – sometimes you just need something quick, mouth-watering nibbles to share, an Antipasti Platter, a Rustic Panini, or maybe a freshly stone-baked pizza. We can still do a full three course meal if you’re not in a rush! The choice is yours.
We also do takeaway. Drop in, email, or call us to pre-order your meal - we’ll have it ready!
I like to let our food speak for itself, and we love to share our family recipes, passed through the generations. The artisans in our motherland, where we find our ingredients, are what set us apart and help us bring the simplest and most honest representation of Italy to your table. We believe food should be as healthy as it is delicious, and use organic produce wherever possible (and our vegan and vegetarian friends will find a warm welcome here). From handmade braised meat Ravioli to slowly cooked Porchetta, to traditional Italian Street food like Arancini or Polenta Crostini, our recipes are created with passion, humility and respect for the traditions that turned Italian cuisine into the most wonderful ritual of all.
As an Italian, I take having fun seriously! I like to share our “gioia di vivere” (joy of life), and what is more fun, more joyful, than a thirst-quenching Italian cocktail, sipped in good company, while listening to great music? Find your way through an entertaining list of drinks inspired by ancient recipes and Italian heritage with a cheeky modern twist. Close your eyes and prepare to be whisked to a "piazza" with a single sip!
Cocktails not your thing? Fear not, from regional spirits and liquors you can only find in a local bar in Italy, to classic soft drinks, award-winning wines and artisan Italian beers – we have something for you!
In vino veritas – in wine there is truth! We are proud members of The Italian Wine Sommelier Association and work in partnership with local Yorkshire Wine School (WSET); our in-house experts personally choose all wines that feature on our extensive menu. We often know the producers, using our local knowledge to find amazing Italian wines (pssst, I’ll let you in on a secret – ask for our sommelier’s wine list to treat yourself to something truly special)!
Every glass of wine is perfect with our state-of-the-art wine dispenser. We’re also very proud of our own label of wines and are happy to share our PASSION with you. Salute!
Please note all of our wines can also be purchased to take home at take away prices.)