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“One of Cambridge's Hidden Secrets”

Limoncello Delicatessen
Ranked #290 of 707 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Limoncello is Cambridge's premiere Italian Delicatessan. The brainchild of proprietor Steve Turvill, it opened in Mill Road on August 28th, 1997 in premises only half its present size. The shop moved to its current location at 212 Mill Road in October 2001.Steve has had a life-long passion for Italian food that was triggered by his first experience of Panettone as a young boy. He carefully selects every product that the shop stocks himself, and makes frequent visits to Italy to find new delights to add to the range on offer to Limoncello's customers.Some 90% of the shop's stock is imported from Italy, including the four varieties of fresh pesto, olives, cheeses, meats and antipasti. Steve works with a myriad of suppliers in Italy and the U.K. to ensure the best quality products are available.The major line of non-Italian produce is the fresh-baked products. Steve takes daily delivery of fresh-baked bread from two local Italian bakeries (so one can choose between 'Cambridge bread' and 'Peterborough bread') and bakes on-site a range of baguettes and ciabatta.The fresh-baked baguettes and ciabatta are used for Limoncello's well-known and much-loved sandwiches. Each sandwich is hand-made to order and can include just about any combination of the fresh deli items in the store!
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Description: Limoncello is Cambridge's premiere Italian Delicatessan. The brainchild of proprietor Steve Turvill, it opened in Mill Road on August 28th, 1997 in premises only half its present size. The shop moved to its current location at 212 Mill Road in October 2001.Steve has had a life-long passion for Italian food that was triggered by his first experience of Panettone as a young boy. He carefully selects every product that the shop stocks himself, and makes frequent visits to Italy to find new delights to add to the range on offer to Limoncello's customers.Some 90% of the shop's stock is imported from Italy, including the four varieties of fresh pesto, olives, cheeses, meats and antipasti. Steve works with a myriad of suppliers in Italy and the U.K. to ensure the best quality products are available.The major line of non-Italian produce is the fresh-baked products. Steve takes daily delivery of fresh-baked bread from two local Italian bakeries (so one can choose between 'Cambridge bread' and 'Peterborough bread') and bakes on-site a range of baguettes and ciabatta.The fresh-baked baguettes and ciabatta are used for Limoncello's well-known and much-loved sandwiches. Each sandwich is hand-made to order and can include just about any combination of the fresh deli items in the store!
Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

I absolutely adore this place. Very authentic Italian, reasonably priced all things considered, and absolutely amazing quality. You can get excellent cheeses, Italian pastries, Homemade pestos of four different varieties, and a huge selection of olives. Not to mention their proper Italian gelato! And to boot, the service has always been very good with friendly stand prompt staff.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

It is so good to have independent shops like this...it is full of unusual items and needs our support.
We do not want to be ruled by the big supermarkets.
Very friendly and supportive owner to local charities ...thank you.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Good choice of products. A bit short of space inside, but this is part of its character.Recommended.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Having been a denizen of Romsey Town for over a year now, I wish I could say I went to Limoncello all the time. It's certainly enticing enough - good range of anti pasti, cheeses, cold meats, and stacked high with lovely Italian goods. However, after you've selected all your tasty-looking treats, you get to the register and all of a sudden the experience becomes somewhat less enjoyable. HOW much for that small container of pesto?? Eeesh. Erm, maybe I'll just have half that much pecorino... If you remove the fat from that salami would it make it cheaper?

I am not one who worries much about prices usually (tend not to even notice), but Limoncello prices are so astronomical that they shake even me out of my food-induced haze. I (along with many Mill Roaders I know) would go back a whole lot more if I didn't feel mugged every time I left.

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

I have never eaten there but often buy things from their deli range which occupies most of the shop. Great place for picking up some appetizers like olives. You can sample everything from their buffet befoe buying.
Some items are good value compared to the supermarkets, some are rather expensive, hopefully owing to the quality and small suppliers. I have never been disappointed with anything bought there.

Thank mike h
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