- Our Story -

Di Ritas Italin Restaurant Our Story Photo
Di Rita’s is modern and sleek in style but creating traditional Italian food, characterised by simplicity and good ingredients... key to producing the finest Italian dishes at Di Rita’s we are passionate about it!!
Opened in July 2016 by owner Andrew Di Rita whose dream has always been to run his own Italian restaurant for a shared celebration of Italian eating.
Andrew explained “Being Italian I have always had a love for food and as a young boy I worked in my father’s Italian restaurant. As soon as I stepped foot into the restaurant I developed a strong passion and this was mainly due to other people’s delight at enjoying our food”.
Andrew’s father has been an established chef in St Ives area for forty years and people have travelled from afar for his food. 
Andrew went on to say “My father joined me in our new family venture and feels he has a new lease of life, creating some of the best food in all of his career, complimented with a great new team around him.
I have always had a dream of owning my own restaurant one day so I can give a unique service to customers which thrives on passion and love for great Italian food, delivered to an exceptional standard.
At Di Rita's we use local produce as much as possible together with the freshest seasonal ingredients possible.
Our experienced staff are dedicated to offering you the best possible service. Your dining experience or event with us will be a guaranteed success! Having established a reputation for delivery beyond expectation Di Rita's will make it happen every time.

- Our Chefs -

Luigi - originally from the Molise region and well known in St.Ives for over 30 years for his traditional italian cooking. People have come from all over to try Luigi's food.
Pippo - originally from the region of Basilicata. Whose heritage of Italian food comes from Matera in Southern Italy, where good eating is good living.
Di Ritas Chefs Luigi an Pippo