We ask every customer for their feedback, this is how we have learned and grown over the past 24 years.


Feedback enables us to be able to advise future customers on how much and what type of food they should order for their event.

It's a huge responsibility to take control of a

special event and everything MUST be perfect. 


When the event is coming to a close and we

get great feedback from guests we feel overjoyed.

Back in action 

Sophie Gaucheron Ward  29th November 21

Shelly and Tino did the catering for our wedding. We (and all our guests) were truly amazed at the quality of the food. Shelly worked really hard to put together a beautiful menu of canapes, antipasti and hot dishes. We then got pizzas delivered later in the evening. Not a single bit of any of the food was left! It was presented so well and tasted amazing.

Jackie Betts November 21

The food was wonderful thank you - I think every last piece went! The portions sizes were generous but also perfect for what we needed.

Many Thanks again and I will definitely recommend them!

N. White 05 Jun 2021

Very happy with the service, quality of food and prompt delivery of Pappa Ciccia Catering.

Highly recommend.

Carole Mitchell - Heggs 23 May 2021

Pappa Ciccia catered my lunch for 14 people in our garden for my 70th birthday on May 17th, the day of partial liberation! We couldn't have wished for anything better. We had a large antipasto for 12 people and a vegetarian one for 2 people, 30 arancini which came with a delicious spicy tomato sauce and a huge basket of lovely ciabatta conveniently cut up into pieces. The antipasto had wonderful cured Italian meats including salami, mortadella and prosciutto, delicious Italian cheeses and the best olives all on a bed of rocket. It looked wonderful and was delicious. It worked so well for an Al Fresco lunch even on a rather dodgy day weather-wise this year in mid-May!
As ever, ordering was easy and efficient and delivery on the day was also very efficient and cheerful brought by Tino himself.
It was exceedingly good value.
All my guests thought the food delicious and one guest gazed at the leftovers with longing until asked if he would like to take some home which he did with alacrity!
Thank you so so much Tino & Shelley for helping to make the day so successful and happy.

SECOND Covid lockdown - better forgotten.


Autolus.com Marianna Sabatino​ 11 December 


Hi Shelly

Everything was great! We all especially enjoyed the panettone with cream!

Ivy education - New kings road 11 December 20

We all had a lovely evening and the food was fantastic. Thank you for your flexibility with the last minute time change and for making the two deliveries. Thanks also for clearly labelling the gluten-free options.

The canapés were excellent and very nicely presented.  

The puddings were all delicious, especially the brownies, and everyone loved the mulled wine too.

Harry Simpson 24 Aug 2020

Shelly and her wonderful team, catered for my daughter's Baptism reception, the food was delicious and very generous portions! The chef prepared everything at our home and he had a colleague assisting him with serving our guests. All our guests loved the food. The chef and waiter tidied everything up beautifully our kitchen looked as if no one had cooked there let alone for 30 + people. We will be returning customers. BR Harry

Covid lockdown

L.Chanroux 31 Jan 2020

The team at Pappa Ciccia were great when organising food for approximately 30 people for a recent party we organised at home.

Shelley was really helpful in the design of our menu providing the right amount of advice without pushing us to order more.

On the day of the party, the food, plates and cutlery were delivered right on time and the team were happy to spend a bit of time helping us set up.

Finally, the food was amazing, the appetisers were exactly the right size, the sharing platters of cured meats and cheeses offered a great selection and the hot dishes provided a comforting homemade feel. A special mention goes out to the desserts (tiramisu and panna cotta) which had our guests going in for seconds and thirds.

Overall, we had a great experience with Pappa Ciccia, would use them again and have recommended them to friends.

Chris Ruddick Nov 2019

Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. A great selection to choose from and really good communications. They brought a little bit of Italy to our function in Putney, The presentation was superb and immediately gave you the wow factor. The canapés tasted even better than they looked and every one of the 70 guests loved it all. Mains and dessert also lived up to a very high standard. there was clear passion from the staff in how the food was presented and they fully engaged with our guests. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again and will be recommending them to others who hold functions at our

Rowing Club.


Magnus & Nina 2nd Dec 2019

We had Pappa Ciccia cater for a drinks evening with 85 guests. I cordially recommend it. Reliable, punctual service at drop off (and collection the day after) on nicely decorated large platters. Staff removed all wrapping and were fast. We had 7 varieties of which the meatballs and the prawn skewers went the fastest, although everything was finished early on during the evening. Each piece is XL sized for canapes, so good value - and more importantly - delicious. Thank you all at Pappa Ciccia.

Philippa 11 Nov 2019

Pappa Ciccia provided the catering for a family birthday event which had 50+ people with an

almost even split of kids and adults. The whole process of discussing, ordering, through the delivery was seamless and the food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Thank you

James 04 Nov 2019

Very flexible offering, able to make subtle but important changes.

My guests thought the food was delicious and looked beautiful. Arrived right on time and as expected

Jenny 03 Nov 2019

I had a very positive catering experience with pappa ciccia. They were very flexible in accommodating my demands even for a last-minute change. The food was of very good quality and well presented

Franck 19 Oct 2019

Friendly advice, really good food and well presented, I highly recommend the

catering services for your party, events.


Patricia 21st Sept 19

Pappa Ciccia catered at the family home following the funeral of our mother for about 60 to 70 people a third of which had come over from France. Everyone was full of praise for the canapes provided and for the waiters efficiency and courtesy vis a vis the invitees. Although this was a sad event everyone was able to enjoy celebrating in style the departure of our much admired and beloved mother. I would recommend Pappa Ciccia its staff and its food to all concerned and take this opportunity to thank them for their professionalism and kindness.

Marina 10 Jul 2019

Very helpful and our guests loved it

Sam Parker Bowles 25 Jun 2019

Great service and great produce

Sophia 24/6/2019

Pappa Ciccia catered for my son's Christening and first birthday party. The service I received from the initial enquiry was spectacular. Shelly did a site visit with me to confirm layout, food options and staffing numbers. The food was fantastic, beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Week’s later guests are still commenting on how lovely the food was. The staff were very professional, arrived on time and attentive to the guest’s requirements. I will use Pappa Ciccia for future events and have recommended them to friends and family. Thanks again Shelly, it was a pleasure working with you and your team.

Maroua 23/6/2019 

This is the first time we ordered from pappa ciccia catering! They are so understanding and helpful. Even though we planned a last-minute birthday party they were flexible and made sure everything is perfect. And I had a few chances one day before the order and they always made sure I was happy and I get what I want to. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to plan big or small parties. The food quality is amazing! And the decoration of the food was outstanding. We love this family restaurant and have been going to the restaurant for over a year now. Thanks so much for the whole team who

made everything possible. This is definitely not the last time I will book them.


Sophia Tabiowo 16/6/19


Thank you very much for your help, the food was amazing and your staff were great. Everyone took the leftover food home!!

Michele Kaup 4/6/2019

Working with Pappa Ciccia was amazingly smooth considering I was in the US. We were able to coordinate a graduation party many miles apart only because of Shelly’s patience and wonderful suggestions! We had dietary issues that Shelly accommodated as well. The food was excellent and everyone raved about how delicious everything tasted! We ordered appetizers, salad, bread and entrees - vegetarian and meat products so we definitely touched Pappa Ciccia’s entire food gamut. Highly recommend!


Lorna 3/6/2019

Pappa Ciccia recently catered for my daughters birthday party. The food was well prepared delivered on time and tasted delicious- all the guest's children and adults loved it. Pappa Ciccia also provided a fantastic waiter who worked super hard before during and after the party to ensure everything ran smoothly and all the guests had plenty of food and drink. I really can’t recommend them enough. If your having party and looking for catering for adults or children go for pappa Ciccia - they won’t disappoint!

Veronika 25/5/2019

Amazing service, nice, attentive and of course great food that impressed everyone at my event.

Shannon 13/5/2019

Very quick and easy service! Would use again for a party!

Florence 7/5/2019

Great Food! Lovely team! Perfect for parties!

Ruth Gonzales17/4/2019

Their delivery guys are very organized. I like that the food is packaged well and still warm when I served it. Their Beef lasagna is very popular and got many praises, highly recommended! I ordered penne Napoletana, fusilli pesto pasta and a variety of pizzas and they are all good. It was a good choice and Pappa Ciccia did not let us down.


We greatly enjoyed the food they provided along with the professional catering service.

Pauline 8/2/2019

Excellent food, charming service and generally a very good experience

Caroline T. 2/12/2018

Plentiful, delicious food, delivered on time. Excellent

Amie Reid20/11/2018

My company have been using Pappa Ciccia for work events on a bi-annual basis for about 3 years now so that's a good indication that we love it! Very professional delivers on time and the pizzas are amazing.

Moritz 25/9/2018

Excellent food, delivered on time and very friendly service; everyone at my party loved it! Thank you very much.

Leslie Palazzuoli 13/9/2018

Pappa Ciccia catered my 16-year-olds birthday party for over 100 people on a Thames riverboat. The food was perfect! They made the planning process easy by recommending what would work best and they delivered to the boat right on time. Everyone enjoyed the food and we had a great time! Thank you Pappa Ciccia for making it so convenient and delicious.

Luisa Creutz 9/7/2018

From the word go Shelly and her team were efficient, detailed and easy to work with. The chef turned up on time to set up and worked quickly and cleanly with limited time for my event. Needless to say, the canapés went down an absolute storm with my very foody friends and many asked where they were from! I couldn’t be happier with the service and food. Highly recommend for events!

Gill Kavanagh 27/6/2018

Thank you so much for the delicious food and charming staff. It was just perfect. I had not heard of you before and chose "blind" from the website. From the minute the staff arrived (bang on time) bearing the most gorgeous food until they left, leaving everything spotless, everything was brilliant. Highly recommended. Gill

Payal6 12/2017

I have chosen pappa ciccia to cater for my event in January and so far the service and flexibility has been wonderful. I would definitely use them again and we often to the restaurants as a family.

Mrs Fideli 28/10/2017

I have eaten at Pappa Ciccia a number of times and found the food consistently good. So when I had the opportunity to organise a meal for a large group of people for my club, I naturally turned to Pappa Ciccia. The portions were very generous and they catered equally well to the meat-eaters as the vegetarians. As for the presentation, attention to detail and taste of all the food was wonderful, everyone had seconds and there was even a rush to take home the leftovers. Pappa Ciccia you made me look very good. Thank you

Vanessa Rezende 31/8/2017

Dear Shelly Thank you for making the most gorgeous food for our party for 130! Everyone raved about the food, even our pickiest gluten-free guests. Thanks for coming early to set up – everything looked gorgeous and your staff were attentive and professional. I will definitely be using Pappa Ciccia again for our catering needs. Thanks again!