The Italian Pantry

Italian delicatessen located in The Ark at Compton Acres, Poole.

The Italian Pantry is a beautifully presented delicatessen full of authentic food products brought to you all the way from bella Italia! From cooking ingredients like pastas and sauces, to sweet treats like cannoli – there is a full range of exciting products to get your hands on and sink your teeth into.


We currently offer 4 brands of fantastic, widely adored pasta – including some premium brands for that very special dinner occasion. Ask us for help on what’s best for you – and get a load of our Gluten Free section!

Sauces & Condiments

There is a wide range of pasta sauces available in store, almost entirely ready made to make it easier for you and your family to get an authentic taste of Italy. We’ll recommend which to include in your 5-star meal at home.


Everyone knows some of the best wines out there come from Italian vineyards! Our wines range all the way from Tuscany and Veneto, down to Puglia and many more. Ask us for help with food pairings and tasting information to find the perfect red, white or rosé for you. Of course we offer the classic delight of a warm, fruity Amarone, waiting for you in store!


A delicacy amongst many culinary cultures; truffles are a beautifully rich fungus that grow beneath the ground – unlike their mushroom cousins. We have a wide range of truffle products, starting with whole truffles of course, followed by an exciting range of options like honey, oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto and much more!

Olive oil & Balsamic vinegar

At the pantry there is a collection of oils and vinegars from varying locations, including beautiful Sicily. Derived from various olives, you can have your taste of each oil before you make your decision, and every age of balsamic – or of course treat yourself to varying types for different occasions! Whether it’s for cooking, dressings, or just a drizzle, there’s an olive oil for you here.

Sweet treats

Still dreaming of the amaretti from that beautiful Tuscan artisanal bakery? That’s why we bring them to you! The pantry has many sweet Italian treats like cannoli, amaretti and Baci to remind you of your travels. And of course we can’t forget the Gluten Free options too – you’ll find all the same delights made without wheat in our Gluten Free section.

We look forward to seeing you in store soon for your little slice of Italy. A presto!