Your testimonials

Our recent customer survey asked the question “What do you like the most about Del Sole and why?”

Here are some of the answers…

“The chance to sit outside in the summer months. the excellent food and service. The touch of class it brings to Moorland Road.” Ruth Derrick

“A lovely place to relax.” Penny Sharp

“It makes me come to Moorland Road – it makes shopping pleasurable!“ Georgina Buck

“The home-made food is different and good quality. The coffee is nice and strong!” Susan Oxford

“Quality of food. Friendly atmosphere. Location. Cleanliness. Love your web site, photos and recipes.”
Janet Bendall

“Sometimes there are vegan choices – including Soya drinks.” Amanda Wilson-Garner

“The quality of the food. The cleanliness of the shop. The ‘vibe’.” Will Sandry

“The attention to detail and the very high standard of your food and drink. There are very few delicatessens/cafes of your standard in Bath. And certainly no others in the Moorland Road area.” Tim Orchard

“Gorgeous food!!” Delia Sparrow

“The quality of the food and the fact that its authentically Italian. Also the decor & ambience – you always play great chilled out music! Clare Beavins

“Ambience, food, quaintness, best cakes in Bath.” Mun-Ling Choo

“It brings a touch of class to Moorland Road!” Sue Warren

“Great coffee; lovely environment, very relaxing, nice bits to buy.” Sue Garrett

“Quality of food & coffee. Atmosphere/environment.” Christine Bowen

“The cakes are out of this world. You know how to make a proper espresso! In the past I liked being able to buy dolmades here. Basically your food is head and shoulders above anywhere else.” Alison Wyatt

“Good quality and pleasant environment.” Kevin Farrar

“Coffee, atmosphere, friendly service.” Mike Clarke

“Good Coffee, Good Cakes, Great atmosphere.” Rob Newmarch

“Authenticity & damn good coffee.” Rob Richardson

“The coffee & superfood salad bowls.” Ruth Marmion

“The delicious cakes, especially the fruits of the forest slice. The friendly, polite service. The environmentally-friendly aspect.” Mary Rozmus-West

“Summery, warm atmosphere. Cheerful, light music. Excellent food. Pleasant, friendly service.” Pat Riedtmann

“The style and quality of the food. The fact that it is made there. The friendliness and quality of the service as well.” Judy Farrar

“Good quality drink and food at reasonable prices. Lovely staff and relaxing atmosphere. Very clean and bright. Fantastic cakes and tarts.” Sin-Ti Townson

“The salads – particularly the puy lentils and sweet potato (but its not always available). Interesting variety. Clean. Well presented food.” Caroline Miller

“Atmosphere is good – relaxed – friendly staff. Excellent food that is unique and organic. Good music. Beautiful choice of dishes.” Alex Johnson

“The food is delicious and the atmosphere is nice. It is very clean.“ Sarah Austwick

“Good food, relaxed atmosphere.“ Laurence Cart

“The typical Italian atmosphere and scrummy food.“ Nicky Baber

“Food – fresh, wholesome, prepared with care and expertise to a high standard. The ‘boss’  is always around to ensure standards don’t slip and that service is good. Very clean and lively!“ Richard Wilkinson

“Friendly service & excellent quality food & drink. Brilliant coffee!“ Julie Edgell

“Nice relaxed atmosphere. Good food. In the heart of the community. Very social.“ Margot Gray

“Organic produce.“ Rachel King

“It’s small and friendly and not too noisy unlike the alternatives in Moorland Road.“ Jennifer Godwin

“Love the atmosphere and the quality of the food and drinks.“ Caroline Ricketts

“Coffee is consistently excellent.  Anything I eat is an absolute treat.  Ambience and music.“
Ann-Veronica Scaramanga

“Warm welcome, and a wider range of authentic and different foods than I usually see in the shops.“ Marianne Gipson

“Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, always a warm welcome by the owner. Great food and drink.“ Sarah Swash

“Friendly, nice surroundings, children welcome. Good choice of food especially for me who does not eat dairy.“ Julie Skailes

“Good music, lovely food, great coffee. Small and nice atmosphere.“ Kate Ray

“The clean fresh approach to your shop. Don’t go to Bath very often but I visit you when I do. I like the new approach“. Martha Gorton

“Always something new & delicious to enjoy. Lovely atmosphere to the shop & eating areas. Excellent attention to detail in the food and the service offered.“ Ann Britten

“I love the yoghurts with the strawberries & blueberries and granola. Paninis are also wonderful.“  Emma Densley

“Ambience, friendliness of staff and marvellous food!“ Eileen Roger

“Friendly staff. Wonderful selection of very tasty panini. Salads are generous and tasty – I particularly like the wheat-free one. Its great somebody is using quinoa! Illy coffee. Good tunes.“ Alex Stoneman

“Great coffee and kind, friendly staff.“ Carine Apps

“The seats by the window watching the world go by” Harriet Ridings

Other customer testimonials:

Hi Licia,

Hope you are well and that you liked the recipe spread. I just wanted to say that I made your chilli, nutmeg and cinnamon brownies for my mum on Mother’s Day and she (well, all the family) loved them. They were absolutely divine and were quickly gobbled up.

Your food blogs are so fabulous ­ I adore them – they are very well written. I actually mentioned them in another article for Cardiff Life which I write for as well so hopefully you might have a few Welsh people logging in!

Best wishes

Laura Rowe, Junior Editor

Bath Life and Cardiff Life

My dear Licia

What a perfect lunch for busy artists on the run!  A glass of bubbly and Licia’s canelloni plus the pannacota and fruit were just what was required. Why go to Bologna when you can call on the gorgeous Licia  in Moorland Road?

With all love and good wishes,  Deirdre

Deirdre McSharry, Bath

“Dear Licia, we’ve just had your rocket & ricotta gnocchi for lunch and I had to let you know how fantastic they were. WOW! You really are the star chef in Bath.

We’ve enjoyed everything we have bought from you including stuffed peppers, aubergine with risotto, erbazzone, panna cotta – the list is endless. I try all your new dishes & have never been disappointed”

Lesley O’Conner, Bath

“I just had to write and compliment you on such a delicious dinner from your kitchens we had on Saturday evening.

Whether it was the rotoli di pasta con prosciutto e pesto or the cannelloni allo zafferano it didn’t matter, they were both full of such rich flavours so that either was a pleasure to consume. Your salad dressing on the insalata di bresaola was much admired by everyone. I was anticipating waiting for the taste of tangy lemons in the torta siciliana ai limoni and I wasn’t disappointed; it was superb.

The only regret is that you live in Bath and we in London!”

Jean Macfarlane , London

“My wife is Italian and we live here in England with her Italian mother. I am English myself and my mother actually lives in Modena, Italy.

Whilst the local supermarkets offer some Italian foods, their scale is too large to have the quality, texture and passion that we want. Thus I was overjoyed to find the ‘Del Sole Deli’ – including ‘Mamma’ in the kitchen.

It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to talk to you about food knowing that your passion comes from the heart and that your food either comes from Italy or is prepared in authentic Italian ways. A ragu’ sauce should not come from a supermarket jar but from many hours of cooking using traditional methods.

I was pleased to hear that your cooking methods are traditional and this alone shows your love, dedication and professionalism in providing quality Italian foods. I wish you every success and look forward to visiting you again and again and again.”

Paul Imber, Chippenham

We have used Del Sole several times for events for our gallery and we have always been pleased to have done so.

They give an efficient and friendly service throughout and our customers appreciate the very tasty and attractive fare.

Maggie Steele and David Jenkins, Quest Gallery, Bath

I used to think lunch was for wimps but now I can’t wait to see what soup you have waiting for us! Intriguing, artistic and simply great food. See you tomorrow!

Richard and Rosie, Pullen Knight, Bath


  1. Steve & Victoria Priestley says

    We popped into Del Sole on Saturday afternoon, and we must thank you. We really love your excellent food and coffees. The taste of everything you sell is so much better than we have found elsewhere in Bath. See you again next Saturday. Steve and Victoria Priestley, Bath

  2. savoury cupcake – these were superb – just a joy to eat!!!

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