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Italian Food
Crafted, Imported & Delivered with Passion
since 1966
Specialist Manufacturers
Italian Cheeses, Fresh Pasta & Meat Products
since 1966
Wholesale Importers
The Complete Range of Italy's Premium Brands
since 1966
National Distributors
Chilled, Frozen, Ambient Foods & Beverages
since 1966

Our History

1966
The Start
Carmine and Giovanni Carnevale, brothers from the village of Capracotta (Is) on the foothill of Monte Campo, in Molise establish the Company.
1973
On the Move
The Company and cheese production facility relocates from Edgware Rd to their current location of Blundell Street, near King's Cross.
1975
Twin Arrival
Carmine and Giovanni are joined in the Company by their twin sisters, Anna and Antonia, who develop customer services and the imported product range.
1976
Expanding the Range
On-site production begins of the popular lucanica and napoli fresh sausage lines and a carefully selected range of fresh pasta.
1980
Widening into Wine
Aquisition of Windsor Wine & Food from the Petrassi family. A company with a respected reputation in the fine wine sector.
1983
Heading North
Huddersfield depot opens providing an improved service to customers in the north. This includes its own fresh mozzarella production facility.
1985
London Expansion
The Blundell Street site is expanded to include two extra warehouses and house the growing fleet of vehicles.
1990
Manufacturing Lines
Expansion of the in-house manufacturing capacity in London takes place with investment in specialist new equipment and expertise.
2000
Belloni Wines
A partnership between Belloni Fine Wines, established in 1919, is formed and is situated at the London depot.
2003
Depot on the Tyne
The first depot in the new millennium, opens in Gateshead the to better service the expanding number of clientele in the north east.
2005
Pronto Provision
Purchase of Pronto Provision, a respected supplier to the Italian delicatessens, snack bars and coffee shop sector in London.
2007
J&G Fine Foods
Purchase of Just & Great (J&G) Fine Italian Foods, a niché wholesale supplier to the hotel, catering and restaurant sector in London.
2007
Valerio
Aquistion of the BRC accredited, cheese and cured meat manufacturing site of Valerios Ltd in Bedford and re-launched of this highly regarded brand.
2009
Tartan Supplies
Opening of a new depot in Glasgow, dedicated to better servicing the bustling and discerning Scottish market. Move to current depot five years later.
2009
Going West
London site expands with acquisition of a fourth warehouse and the Bristol depot opens to better serve the markets of Wales, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
2011
Pasta & Pasta
Carnevale goes into partnership with Pasta & Pasta (London) Ltd creating award winning fresh filled pasta, meals and sauces from the London site.
2013
Delicatezza to Home
A partnership is formed to create delicatezza.co.uk, an online Italian delicatessen, delivering Carnevale goods straight to the public.
2015
Salsicciamo o no?
A new range of award winning sausages & mince is launched, with the expertise of a maestro Sicilian butcher. Daily, bespoke production at the London site.
2016
C&C Wines
A partnership with the Carson family is formed to create C&C Wines: a premium wine and alcoholic beverages specialist importer and distributor.
2016
Future Horizons
Continued investment into the frozen range, improved manufacturing techniques and improving logistics for an ever improving service to their customers.
  • Manufacturer, Importer and National Distributor

    Carnevale is an Italian family-run, manufacturer, importer and national distributor of the complete range of ambient, fresh & frozen, high-quality, innovative food & drink products, that cover the total food service requirements of any business.

  • Humble Beginnings

    Carnevale dates back to 1966 when two young brothers, Carmine and Giovanni Carnevale, from the Apennine village of Capracotta in Molise, Southern Italy established the company and began manufacturing and selling mozzarella and ricotta for the first time in central London.

  • Extensive Range of Premium Foods & Provisions

    Carnevale’s extensive range of premium foods, provisions and beverages are distributed all over the UK by its own fleet of multi-temp vehicles that set off daily from one of six depots. Thus it is able to meet the needs of any restaurant, pizzeria, hotel, delicatessen, caterer, food processor and wholesaler anywhere in the country offering free delivery and no minimum orders.

  • Family Business

    Carnevale remains a family-run business with various members of the family’s second generation joining and continuing the work of evolving the company and upholding its reputation as a leader in its field.

  • Aquisitions & Partnerships

    Carnevale has acquired various Italian food & beverage importing and wholesale distribution companies; namely Windsor Wine & Foods, Pronto Provisions and J&G Italian Food. Aswell as Valerio’s, an Italian cheese and cured meat manufacturing premises, and works in partnership with C&C Wines, Pasta & Pasta, Delicatezza.co.uk online deli and Belloni wine merchants.

Associated Brands

Delicatazza
Pasta & Pasta
Salsicciamo
Belloni
Pronto Provisions
C&C Wines
Valerio
J&G