Wickham lands itself a casual Italian dining and retail venue
Is Wickham slowly becoming Newcastle’s newest lifestyle hub? Located right next to Newcastle’s key transport spot, The Newcastle Interchange and with plenty of food, drink, retail, and even fitness spots popping up, it’s fair to say that it absolutely could be!
One new spot has only recently opened its doors, and in fact, has quietly been welcoming locals in for a feast on the senses. Brought to you by the usual food-focussed team that is behind local gems Popolo Gelateria, and Napoli Centrale, the newest addition to the group’s offering is the Wickham-based casual eatery and retail outlet, Italy’s Pantry.
With Alfonso and Michela at the helm once more, this new venture is bringing together a little bit of all of their other ventures to give visitors the ultimate Italian experience, or if you will, Newcastle’s very own Italian Pantry!
The casual dining venue provides unpretentious authentic Italian food in the heart of Wickham on Throsby Street. Dine-in and browse their expansive Italian dish options or organise pick-up delivery of their high-quality pizza, pasta, gelato, and more!
Browse through the selection of starters including the crowd favourite Arancini, tasty Garlic Prawns, or the perfect snacking Antipasto Box. Choose from a selection of pasta and pizza available before wrapping up your experience with a top-tier dessert. What will it be? Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Cannoli, or Mini Krapfen?
In addition to the dine-in element, Italy’s Pantry is exactly as the name suggests, a pantry for all things Italian. From a range of Italian cooking staples, and buckets of Nutella to house-made goods like fresh pasta, lasagne, arancini, bar-bake pizza, and bases, including some vegan and gluten-free options!
Not just your go-to for an Italian grocery pick-up or a dine-in venue, Italy’s Pantry will soon be pumping out coffees, breakfast, and lunch to go every morning for you to get onto your working day.
“We have partnered with Lavazza coffee where we have a shared goal to promote the best of Italy’s food and experiences. Customers can buy whole bean coffee packs not typically available.”
Speaking of the best Italian food and experiences, the team also plans to bring a new Italian flair to the area with the launch of their Italian cooking and language classes. These are still a working progress, so make sure to follow Italy’s Pantry journey on Instagram and their website to stay up to date!
The Italian foodie group has well and truly made quite an impact on the local hospitality scene with now four brands successfully ticking over across town.
But, with no plans on slowing down, the group are also offering catering services with antipasto and grazing boxes, perfect for your next dinner party, as well as their woodfire pizza trailer and gelato cart available for hire for your next event! Intrigued? Email [email protected]
Whether you want to bring a little bit of Italian into your home cooking, are on the hunt for a new place to checkout, or just need some take-home delicious dinners, drop into Wickham’s newest tenant, Italy’s Pantry, and say hi to the team!