My name is Claudio and I’m the owner of Maialino, a delightful wee Italian Deli & Cafe trading in Edinburgh’s West End.
Maialino is Italian for ‘Little Pig’ hence the logo and the multitude of pigs in the shop! The idea originates from my passion for meats and cured meats in particular which in Italy are mainly pork.
Born in Tuscany but living in Edinburgh for the last 5 years I have spent a number of years working in the hospitality industry before embarking on my dream to have my own business. With Maialino I am hoping to bring a little bit of the “Old Country” to the West End.