Mangia per Bene (‘eat for good’) is an online marketplace connecting you with micro-producers in Italy making the best Italian food – whether that’s raw ingredients like olive oil or pulses, to top notch salami, 36 month-aged parmesan, chickpea pasta or homemade wild boar sausages.

After something luxurious? We have everything from black truffles from Umbria to hampers filled with rare culatello ham and balsamic vinegar that’s been aged for 30 years. Prefer something sweet? Italians go crazy for Sardinian honey brewed from mountain plants – we have it here along with special no-sugar Sardinian nougat, made to a recipe passed down the generations.

  • Italian food, direct from small producers

    Mangia per Bene connects you with small food producers from Italy. Whether it’s olive oil, salami, cheese, pulses or honey-rich nougat, these family businesses have been selling locally, sometimes for generations. For the first time, they’re shipping to a wider audience

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  • Italian staples from olive oil to salami, pulses to nougat

    Our producers are family businesses from all over Italy, from Puglia to Sardinia. They’re some of the best in their field, but because they don’t produce to an industrial scale they’re not in the supermarkets, and because they don’t have marketing budgets you’re unlikely to have heard of them. That’s why we’ve brought them together in our online marketplace to connect them directly with people who love Italian food

    Find out more about our producers and what they make
  • Supporting family businesses post-pandemic

    Italy was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Tourist numbers for summer 2020 are down by 87%. Small businesses are struggling to survive. Can’t get to Italy right now? These guys will send Italy to you. You’ll be helping family businesses that have taken decades to build, and are facing tough times. What’s more, all your money (except transaction fees) goes direct to the producers. We don’t keep any of it – this is a non-profit website designed to help them through a tough time

    Why these people need our custom now
  • Organic food without the middleman

    Most of our producers farm organically (you’ll see from their profiles). How it works: you order through us, we send your request to the individual producers, and they each ship to you individually. That means if you order from more than one producer, you’ll get more than one package. Any questions? Not all the producers speak English, so we’re here to help

    How it works
  • Rebuilding communities as you buy

    When you buy from Mangia per Bene, you’re not just helping the individual producers. Central Italy was rocked by a succession of major earthquakes in 2018, from which it has yet to recover. For every purchase, we make a donation to a non-profit in Umbria that’s gradually rebuilding one of the hardest hit villages

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Mangia per Bene

Italian food, direct from small producers

Mangia per Bene ('eat for good') is an online marketplace connecting you with micro-producers in Italy making the best Italian food – whether that's raw ingredients like olive oil or pulses, to top notch salami, 36 month-aged parmesan, chickpea pasta or homemade wild boar sausages.

After something luxurious? We have everything from black truffles from Umbria to hampers filled with rare culatello ham and balsamic vinegar that's been aged for 30 years. Prefer something sweet? Italians go crazy for Sardinian honey brewed from mountain plants – we have it here along with special no-sugar Sardinian nougat, made to a recipe passed down the generations.

Our Producers

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Simone Veneri

OLIVE OIL AND PULSES FROM UMBRIA

Simone makes outstanding olive oil from his small grove in the hills outside medieval Spello, and grows organic pulses too.

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Franco and Martina Macchiavelli

PROSCIUTTO AND PARMESAN ROYALTY

Franco and daughter Martina run a Bologna deli, making pasta and cold cuts, and curating Emilia Romagna’s finest products.

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Antonietta Peddes

SARDINIAN HONEY AND NOUGAT

Nothing tastes quite like Sardinian nougat. Antonietta makes hers from a century-old recipe, using her son's wild honey.

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Ilaria Marino

GRAINS AND PULSES FROM LAZIO

Ilaria grows all kinds of pulses and ancient Italian grains, on her organic farm in northern Lazio.

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Pietro D'Amico

PUGLIAN OLIVE OIL

Fourth-generation olive oil producer Pietro gets his green gold from centuries-old trees in Puglia. 

HOW IT WORKS

This is a non-profit online marketplace, where the producers are selling direct to you. You order whatever you like, from multiple producers, in one transaction. We collate the orders and send them to the producers. They then ship their part of your order direct. Any problems? We're on hand to translate.