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Limoncello Delicatessen

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212 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3NF, England
+44 1223 507036
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great independent deli cafe. Excellent selection of Italian cheeses and other delights. We sat and had a veggie sharing board which was full of really tastie nibbles. Casual laid back vibe. Staff charming knowledgeable and helpful.

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Thank Carolyn P
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I went here recently and ordered a pasta dish and a drink. I paid £10 for about 7 small pieces of stuff pasta on a bed of iceburg lettuce with a balsamic glaze. It tasted distinctly average and i was so disappointed at how much i had spent. If i had taken it home (yep you guessed it, its off... More 

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Thank Holly S
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and sorry you were disappointed, we'll have a team meeting about it. Best wishes Steve More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on a rainy Saturday lunchtime. The service was great and there is a good choice of sandwiches. Prices are pretty steep and there is around a £2 extra charge just for eating in. The quality of the food was good, but it should be at the prices charged. There is pesto to sample whilst you wait, but again... More 

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Thank 05LH05
essex
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Limoncello completely by accident and wow I'm glad we did. Spot on informal service and tasty food to die for. It's just a shame we live so far away! The deli looked and smelled amazing and the coffee was excellent. Well done and keep up the great work.

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Thank chefy123456
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Great, glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the feedback. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We went in here one bank holiday monday earlier this year and had a rather odd experience. We looked at the food menu on the big board behind the bar for a good few minutes, speaking aloud between us what we might have, directly in front of the guy behind the bar. Eventually we decided and began to give our... More 

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Thank Ben N
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks Ben, good to know. Best wishes More 

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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch. Chose the soup which was pastina & bean, served with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan & a good glug of olive oil. Served with a few slices of warm ciabatta bread drizzled in oil. £5. Bargain!

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Thank Babytrue
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback :@) More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great local deli with fresh produce, products it's hard to find elsewhere in Cambridge and friendly, helpful staff. The fresh gnocchi are superb, and as for the gelato..delicious! Perhaps the decoration is a tad dark and dated and needs freshening up but it has a certain faded charm. My only real quibble is that Limoncello is on the expensive side... More 

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Thank Rose B
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Many thanks Rose, comments much appreciated. Best wishes. Steve & Team More 

United Kingdom
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I used to love this deli and devided my patronage between this Italian deli and Belzanos on Cherry Hinton Rd, after today's visit I will stick with Cherry Hinton Rd. It used to be clean, tidy and inviting. It's now grubby, messy and simply univiting. The cold meats are tossed haphazardly into the bottom of a fridge, not displayed so... More 

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Thank munmunmun
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks for feedback, much appreciated. Sorry to lose you 😟. Steve More 

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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The server was quite tired and thusly impatient with other customers' questions. The display wasn't particularly nice, but the food granted was very nice.

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Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Vegetarian sandwiches are simply delicious. You can find their own sourced deli produce as well as original Italian prepackaged food ingredients.

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Thank Vassilis P
steve t, Owner at Limoncello Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thanks Vasslis, feedback much appreciated. Steve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 507036
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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