About Us

Who Are Mediterranean Direct?

Based in Blackburn, Lancashire and Bologna, Italy, Mediterranean Direct Ltd is one of the UK’s most established online Italian and Spanish delicatessen, offering the finest quality Italian and Spanish food online since 2007.

Mediterranean Online Delicatessen

We specialise in sourcing, importing and distribution of high quality, artisanal Italian food & Spanish food. Our range comprises over 1000 products including 21 Great Taste Award winners and numerous international award winners. Many items can only be found at Mediterranean Direct.

Our peerless customer service team offer a friendly and personable service giving you the peace of mind that we are always here to help with any questions or queries. Fast and efficient order fulfilment gives you full flexibility in your ordering times.

Our philosophy is very simple yet we hope compelling:

Provide top quality Italian & Spanish foods at great prices!

Mediterranean Direct’s Italian office, led by award winning chef Umberto Carboni, has spent many years sourcing artisan producers of the finest Italian food and Spanish food from across Italy and Spain for our current range. Product selection is centred on five key criteria:


Our online delicatessen stocks over 1000 Mediterranean food products and includes numerous award winners and an extensive selection of premium organic products. Take a look at our huge range of authentic Italian Pasta and Risotto Rice, a perfect start to any Mediterranean dish!


We work very hard to balance quality with value for money. For example as well as offering a selection of Speciality Pasta we also have a wide range of value Long Pasta and Short Pasta to ensure value is delivered with every order online.

Sustainable Production

We select farmers and artisan producers who actively use integrated, environmentally sustainable methods. Our range of Italian Tomatoes is a great example of this with a selection of Classic, Sun-Dried or San-Marzano Tomatoes to choose from!


The vast majority of our products can only be purchased in the UK through Mediterranean Direct. We do our best to help deliver unique Italian Food, from delicious Antipasti to traditional Panettone. Not to forget our range of Spanish Food with a selection of Spanish Tapas including delicious Olives and a Mediterranean Fish selection.


We aim to deliver an authentic taste of the Mediterranean when you order online with us! It is never easy to describe taste on a website of course, but 18 of our products have won Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards, widely considered to be the “Oscars” of gourmet food in the UK.

Customer Service

We take customer service extremely seriously because we know our customers appreciate quick, friendly and accountable communication. We also welcome feedback on any area of our service but in particular we love knowing what you think of the products and we actively seek quality comparisons.

Whatever your request may be, whatever information you require, whatever feedback you’d like to give us, someone from our dedicated customer services team will get back to you within 24 hours, usually within 2 hours.

You can contact us on 01254 964569 or customerservice@mediterraneandirect.co.uk

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. chrisvolley7 says:

    Put in an order 5 days ago. Very speedy delivery via dpd. Well packed.
    Food of high quality.
    Very impressed during this troubled times. We will be back.

  2. Abid dar says:

    Excellent products, superb service – every item was carefully wrapped in paper and delivered very speedily. Highly recommended!

  3. kebhack26 says:

    I discovered this website during lockdown and now have made three orders over a few weeks, addicted to their olive oil, cheese and charcuterie especially the fennel salami. Definitely somewhere I’ll continue to shop ?

  4. lyndakarpen says:

    Love your website. My husband loves Razor Clams and when I saw them on here I had to buy them. He had them in Spain and fell in love with them. He is a Pescatarian and eats no meat.

  5. Michael says:

    Can only add to ALL of the above comments. Just received a further delivery this morning…. well packed , superb quality of the items , excellently delivered . Approaching ‘ retirement and love to be in the kitchen , looking forward to some great ‘ eating ‘ …

  6. Julie English says:

    My daughter and I have just placed an order with you . ! To say that we’re excited is an understatement! We are absolutely thrilled with the choice of products that you offer ! We are very much looking forward to an evening together of feasting ! 😊😋😀

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