Like all Italians we are passionate about food, wine and coffee. Our ambition is to bring that passion and soul of genuine Italian produce to the beating heart of the New Forest and Lymington. We want you to feel like your basking in all that is Italia!
You can come in and try our own blend Italian coffee, browse our authentic Italian produce to take home or sit down and enjoy our homemade dishes and pastries. Or perhaps you just want to pop in for some refreshing real Italian ice cream "Gelati", what ever it is we would love to see you.
Part of our goal is to become part of the long term New Forest and Lymington community, so we are looking to work with local businesses and events.
Our shop is located at 40 St Thomas Street and although it dates back to the 17th Century, we have a much more modern approach to selling wine! Our aim is to create a relaxed and informal environment where you can browse, taste and shop. Simon and Heather are always on hand to offer friendly, knowledgeable advice, tailored to your specific requirements.
Simon has a genuine passion for good wine and has expert knowledge built up over ten years of experience in the wine trade. He has travelled and worked in many of the Worlds leading wine regions and has a keen eye (and nose!) for searching out wines that offer great quality at affordable prices.
Heather also began her career in the wine trade before pursuing her passion for cooking by training as a chef at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. It was here where she became committed to the philosophy of only using the freshest and finest ingredients. Since then she has gone on to work for Masterchef winner 2009 Mat Follas, and has enjoyed a brief stage with Michel Roux Jnr at Le Gavroche.
This breadth of experience allows us to offer not only plenty of great food and wine matching advice, but also offer a bespoke catering service.
Address: The Solent Cellar, 40 St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO419ND