Our Beginnings

In 1949 a young, adventurous Italian, Carlo Valmorbida left his country’s shores for Australia. He enjoyed life here, but missed many things from home, and so in 1954 founded a business to import his favourite Italian foods, including canned tomatoes and tuna, and real espresso coffee.

More than 40 years on, his son and daughter, John and Luisa retain the same passion for sharing with Australia the finest Italian style food and beverages.



"In 1954, Carlo founded a business to import fine Italian style food and beverages."