Tues: 10 am to 2 pm
Weds to Sun: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm (takeaway from 5 pm onward)
Located on Cowley Road and inspired by Naples, Il Principe is a local Italian delicatessen that offers an exclusive selection of everyday products and a takeaway service specialising in authentic Neapolitan pizza.
The family-run team has been dedicated to bringing the essence of Italy to your home since 2003. From homemade pasta sauces, tiramisu, and cannoli to freshly sliced charcuterie, buffalo mozzarella, and guanciale for your next carbonara, they have you covered. Browse their shelves for an extensive lineup of premium wines and a few of Italy’s favourite brands.
Their top tip is to shop after 5 pm when the takeaway service begins, and the irresistible fragrance of freshly made pizza fills the air. The team take pride in their secret Neapolitan pizza recipe that has only improved with time and comes (quite literally) full circle when topped with their fresh, high-quality ingredients.
Il Principe is a reflection of the culture I grew up in. Neapolitan hospitality is renowned for its warmth, while the food is famous for its simplicity. Our family business was built with these same qualities and I believe that this, along with our strong team and Oxford’s wonderful sense of community, is what has kept us going all these years.
– Domenico Iorio, Owner