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Join us from Thursday 12th Aug
for our new lunch menu
enjoy two courses for £13.95

138 Harrogate Road

The Salumeria:

Wed - Thurs: 9:30 - 16:00

Fri: 09:30 - 16:30

Sat: 09:00 - 16:30

Sun: 10:00 - 16:00

The Coffee Shop:

Wed - Fri: 09:00-17:15

Sat - Sun: 08:30-17:15


Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 13:45

Casual Dining & Drinks:

Wed - Thurs: 17:15 - 20:15

Fri - Sat: 17:15 - 21:15

Sun: 17:30 - 20:15

A Young
Deli With
Old Sardinian Soul

The Salumeria

Fresh Produce and Essentials

Our Salumeria (think Italian deli) is the backbone of what Deliziosa is about. It lets us show off the best of Italian produce and craftsmanship and bring a taste of our homes to yours. We have selected a range of cheeses and cured meats imported from Italy to showcase the wide range of tastes and flavours that Italians enjoy along with quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We bake our bread on the premises along with focaccia and pizza which we sell by the slice, the Italian way. As for marmalade, chutney and various sauces, our range has been specially made for us here in England under the "Deliziosa" label.

Some product highlights...
  • Hand Sliced Cured Meats
  • Imported Italian Cheeses
  • Beautiful Chutneys and Jams
  • Italian Wines by the Bottle

The Coffee Shop

Food From a Mother's Kitchen

The Italian desire to share the food and drink of "home" is nothing new - There's a real sense of pride that is deeply engrained within Italian culture - and why not? In addition to our daily menus, ready to take-away or eat-in our stunning coffee shop overlooking the garden, our baristas serve up the finest Neapolitan coffees ready to kick-start your day.

We are very happy to welcome you to our garden and terrace seating. We have new dishes for you to enjoy along with our favourite drinks and cakes.

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Deliziosa Story

From Sardinia to Chapel Allerton...

"I've built in my mind for years this idea to open somewhere in Chapel Allerton. I've been looking for a long time for a place, but my goal was to find something here... I live here, my son goes to school here, I'm entirely part of this wonderful community. One Hundred Percent. When I'm on the plane back from Italy to Leeds, it feels like I'm going home." - Tony

History of the
Building and The Project

The building is a single stone and timber structure which was erected by the end of the seventeenth century at a time when it was probably the barn at right angles to the farmhouse. Early maps suggest that there was not much else in Chapel Allerton at the time, and it may well be that this property is the “messuage” referred to on the velum Indenture of 10 May 1699 in the reign of William III between Thomas Parkson of Chapel Allerton and Randolph Briggs of Gipton, that will be exhibited upstairs.

The frontage on Harrogate Road has been a shop for generations. When Queen Mary, the consort of King George V passed by not long after the end of the First World War, it was a bootmakers.

When we purchased the property in 2017, it consisted of a shop and three flats with a communal garden entered from Regent Street and Back Allerton Terrace.

The roof and the end gable wall on Back Allerton Terrace were both in danger of collapse. A specialist historic property company was engaged to deal both with the roof structure and the gable wall – some of the beams had to be replaced where water penetration had caused the original ones to rot, and to prevent it collapsing ,the end gable wall was carefully dismantled and re- built.

The work has been painstaking, and wherever possible we have up-cycled materials to recreate as far as possible the period features of the building. The shop was fitted by us ourselves over many months using parts from a Victorian staircase that had been dismantled, and old floorboards from a school.