Partners in Life and Love, Joe Harris and Kathleen Murray, met in 2010 and quickly bonded over their shared passion for Italian culture, music, art, and cuisine. They started Cucina Verona Ristorante and Osteria in 2013, and in 2019 launched Cucina Mercato Fine Italian Imports and Gifts. Cucina Mercato is their love letter to La Dolce Vita ("The Sweet Life") and is the result of their travels throughout Italy searching for the finest food items and pottery. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fort Bragg CA (353 N Franklin Street), Cucina Mercato ships all over the continental U.S. We carry hard to find artisanal organic Italian pastas in a variety of specialty shapes and flavors, imported Italian and Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olives, Tapenades, Specialty Italian Preserves and Honeys, and More. Available On-Site for in-store pick up only we have a Villa Dolce Italian Gelato counter, Espresso Drinks featuring Local Thanksgiving Coffee Company, and a fabulous collection of Imported Italian and Sicilian Wine varietals like Barbera, Primitivo, Nero D'Avola, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Valpolicella Blends, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo. We are open 24/7 online, and Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our brick and mortar location.