and Renata opened Giacobazzi's Delicatessen
in February 1991. Things were not easy in the
beginning: Hampstead already had several delis,
the recession was in full flow and two days after
opening it started snowing!
Raff comes from the Apennine mountains
of Northern Italy, in between Modena and Bologna.
Renata is London born but is very proud of her
mother was from the same village as Raff and her
father is from Parma.
marrying and living in Italy for three years,
they decided to come to London,as Renata was convinced
that she was not the only one who would love to
eat Raff's food!
and Renata go back to their home in Italy at least
once a year, mainly to be spoilt by their families
but also to seek out new and interesting recipes!
Look in the Contact
section of the site for holiday closure dates.
years on, Raff and Renata have seen their
deli develop into a successful business
and they are well known among their local community.
do not compromise on the quality of their food,
nor on their high standards of service. To introduce
the delights of their deli to a wider audience,
Raff and Renata decided to create a website.
are invited to browse through the extensive list
of items on offer and if you want to order anything
just go to the Submit Order
for delivery details.
and Renata hope you enjoy looking at what's
on offer and welcome your comments and thoughts
on food and wine. Their aim is to produce a site
which is interesting and informative - a way of
exploring the food that they love.........