Stefano dal Moro’s new Italian deli at 1A North St is adding to Wellington’s already wonderful reputation as Somerset’s top food town. Stefano opened Olive & Rosy this week with a simple plan; bring the best of Italian produce and wine here and sell it to people who love food.
His shop has been beautifully fitted out by Stefan himself, who trained as a craftsman joiner before coming to live in Britain with his English wife and baby. Upstairs are stylish items of Italian vintage clothing, plus jewellery and gifts.
“As well as selling lovely food I have a passion to bring people 50m off the High St and a little way to explore the other parts of Wellington. I am shining a little light,” said Stefano, who comes from Bassano in the Dolomiti mountains of NW Italy.
“Most of the foot is very pure and natural, such as jams with zero added sugar, just fruit. And pasta of a kind you will never find in the supermarkets.” He also has small range of stunning grappa made in the hills above his home. A great alternative to brandy after Christmas lunch.