Pioneer of artisanal Italian produce in the UK, Bellavita, is bringing a little piece of Italy to East London with its recently-launched retail store and delicatessen on Dock Street.

Packed to the rafters with meats, cheeses, pastas and other ingredients imported directly from small, independent Italian producers, the store is a chance to experience Italian ingredients not previously available in London.

From a truffle-infused cheese from Emilia Romagna, to Prosciutto di Parma DOP, the store has something to tempt every lover of Italian food.

The delicatessen also serves ready-to-go food. From freshly made focaccias stuffed with meats, cheeses and antipasti to classic Italian crowd-pleasers.

There is an extensive selection of Italian wines, produced by Italian farmers in line with the traditional methods. The shop stocks a range of sparkling wines including award-winning Proseccos ideal for the festive season, and Bellavita’s resident wine expert can also help you choose the right wine.

All products at the store are also available online at the Bellavita e-shop, which delivers across the UK to bring this bit of Italy directly to your door. Bellavita has also recently launched an Academy at the space on Dock Street, hosting demonstrations and classes from top chefs.