eaTalia is part café, part delicatessen and all Italian by Joe Campbell


i travelled to Italy last year and was looking forward to experiencing the delicious food and authentic atmosphere of the cafés and delicatessens found in its small towns and along the coast. The lasting impression I came back with was one of calm and warmth.


Although eaTalia, Bermondsey Street’s delicatessen, is only a stone’s throw from London Bridge station, it escapes the hustle and bustle of the big city, carving out a little piece of tranquillity and retaining the essence of southern Italy.

At eaTalia you are greeted with a smile that echoes the warmth of Italian culture: welcoming, friendly and content. There’s a wide selection of lunches and platters: paninis, ciabbattas and the more traditionally Italian Focaccia sandwiches; as well as a selection of gelato and Cannoli, desserts which nobody in Italy – tourist or local – would want to miss.

eaTalia is a popular hub for the workers of Bermondsey, offering a more flavoursome experience than a lunch hour spent with a sandwich from the local supermarket. I chose the Salami and Emmental Panini, the combination of flavours and the relaxed hum of the café instantly transported me back to my Italian experience. Fans of cured meats will be delighted with the balance of saltiness and smokiness leaving the exact taste that every great Italian deli meat should.

What makes eaTalia unique is the range of authentic Italian ingredients for sale, including an array of pastas, olive oils, risottos, spices and sweet treats – all allowing you to take a touch of Italy home with you.

eaTalia was opened four years ago by Francesco Trinchillo, a Naplesborn chef who decided to use his experience to create an eatery to remind him of his hometown – and it seems that in the pocket of peace that is Bermondsey Street he has found the perfect spot. For a light lunch and a moment of escapism, or if you simply find yourself in need of the perfect truffle oil to go with your home-cooked risotto, eaTalia is the place for you.

Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm
& Sat 9am-5pm
94 Bermondsey Street
t: 020 7407 6014


“echoes of Italian culture: welcoming, friendly and content

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