We import the majority of our products direct from Italy, sourcing only the best quality products, cutting out the middle-man ensuring our customers have the most selective range at the best possible price.
You can shop from thousands of authentic Italian products, including regional pastas, healthy olive oils and rich tomato sauces of at great prices and have them delivered straight to your door within 2 working days for just £6.50 or Free Delivery on orders over £75.
Born in the mountainous village of Aquaviva, Sicily in 1928, Salvatore began following in his fathers footsteps by the age of 12 year old, building a thriving business by selling the island’s famous citrus fruits to locals, often on foot or by going from village to village on horse and cart.
In 1960, he accompanied his extended family members to England and decided to settle here with his wife and children. His love for food and produce initially gained him employment at some local nurseries, acquiring him some agricultural knowledge, however it wasn’t long before his charismatic appeal saw him head-hunted by a successful Italian delicatessen proprietor as a salesman, a role which he remained in for nine years and very much enjoyed.
By 1969, his dream for selling Italian goods under his own family brand incited the start of the Cicero delicatessen business; initially from a mobile shop in the form of a converted van with shelves and a serving counter, and soon after to a shop in Enfield, on the outskirts of North London, selling quality Italian produce as well as fruit and vegetables.
The delicatessen was extremely popular and gave locals a sense of community, outlined by Salvatore’s strong family values and welcoming character. The shop moved twice, eventually settling at the Hertford Road site in 1980, where you can still find it today.
By the early 80’s, Salvatore’s forthcoming retirement brought in his sons Sebastiano & Antonio, who took the business from strength to strength by expanding product ranges, hand picking the best quality stock lines, and supplying and delivering to the restaurant trade. Their customers have always loved the unique social nature of the deli, from sipping espresso with the hospitable brothers whilst carrying out their weekly shop, to chatting with other shoppers during the buzzing Christmas period when the shop is jam-packed with those seeking Italian goods for their festive table.
Due to the many requests over the years to have their stock available online, Sebastiano & Antonio decided it was now time to launch the Cicero web store, allowing exceptionally good Italian products to be ready available nationally for great prices, so now you can make amazingly authentic Italian dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen, wherever you are in the country on desktop, tablet and mobile.
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