At Italba, Nelson Reposo creates beautifully simple Italian dishes using the finest of Scotland’s seasonal ingredients to provide an unforgettable culinary experience.
Whether you are hosting a large dinner party or an afternoon tea, Italba will provide a bespoke service perfectly suited to your needs.
Liz• March 16, 2019
"What a fantastic experience. Food was exquisite. Nelson was so attentive. We were six females celebrating a big birthday and this meal and service was the end to a perfect day. We were staying in a hired lodge. We will definitely do this again. Would highly recommend - no complaints!
Sylvia young• Dec. 1, 2018
Nelson was a delight, very professional and friendly. The food was amazing and our whole party would rate him very highly, one of our group is a chef himself and he said he could not fault him. Thank you Nelson for making our early Christmas celebration very enjoyable. We hope to book you again for next year.
Holly Elliott• Nov. 17, 2018
"I can't recommend Italba-Dining highly enough. Nelson catered for 9 of us at a rented cottage in Perthshire for my husband's 50th birthday party. Not only did Nelson keep me well informed with a great choice of menus but his selection of food and ingredients were first class.
From the canapes to the starter, main courses (beef and fish) to the dessert and chocolates with coffee - it was all wonderful and there wasn't a plate left with food! I would also like to say how generous the portions were.
Nelson also arranged for a waitress, Emma, to help on the night and she was great. Really frinedly and made sure everyone's glassess were topped up.
At the end of the evening the kitchen was left clean and the dishwasher was stacked! I could ask for more.
Thank you Nelson for a wonderful evening."
Mark Findlay• Nov. 3, 2018
"We had a fabulous party and everyone thought the food was absolutely delicious.
Many thanks to Nelson for making it all so effortless for us, much appreciated."
Jane Cargill• Aug. 4, 2018
Nelson, was lovely and the food was great. The organising of the event was very easy and having Nelson allowed the evening of the event to run very smoothly. Would definitely recommend Nelson.
CATRIONA AND STUART• Nov. 16, 2017
"Our night at Italba started the way the best ones always do - with a cocktail that brought some Italian sparkle to us all. Italba felt like an exciting dining adventure where we could have a memorable culinary experience surrounded by the intimate comforts of home. Basking in the glow of a warm fire, candlelight and good company, a long day at work was but a distant, hazy memory.
The quality of the food is testament to Nelson's knowledge of local sources and produce to which he adds his special Italian touch to create, for example, a mouth-wateringly delicious and plentiful array of starters. It is also a delight to palate and purse to be able to bring your favourite bottle (or, let's be honest, bottles) of wine to share with friends without having to peruse some over-priced and lengthy wine list. And you also get the chance to interact with the chef - in fact he may even share a beer with you if you're lucky!
We enjoyed our first Italba experience so much that we're planning our next ones with friends and are all loving the chance to talk to Nelson first about what we're looking for, then to let him guide us depending on the season and the occasion. The luxury of this bespoke kind of service feels like even if you live in deepest, darkest Perthshire, a cosmopolitan world is not too far away..."
What services do you offer?
Private chef, private dinner, birthday party meals, celebration meals
Do you offer a venue for the banquet?
Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
Yes , very flexible, customise menu, bespoke menus
What kind of cuisine do you offer?
Italian-Scottish food affair, fine Scottish ingredients cooked with Italian influences
What is included in the menu?
Friendly and professional service, food and cleaning
HAND DIVED SCALLOPS, CELERIAC, BLACK PUDDING AND TRUFFLE
TARTAR OF SALMON, SOURDOUGH CROSTINI, FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD
HOMEMADE TAGLIATELLE WITH WEST COAST LOBSTER
WILD SEA BASS, CRUSHED POTATOES, CARROTS, CRAYFISH AND CHERRY TOMATOES
LEMON VERBENA PANNACOTTA WITH LOCAL MARINATED BERRIES
ROASTED GARLIC AND POTATOES SOUP, SAGE CRISPS
MARINATED PRAWNS SALAD WITH ORANGE, FENNEL, SAMPHIRE & HERB MAYO
RISOTTO WITH BLACK TRUFFLE SALSA AND GORGONZOLA CHEESE
MEDALLION OF PORK FILLET, BLACK PUDDING, CAULIFLOWER PURÉE, ROASTED APPLE AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH
DARK CHOCOLATE AND PEAR TART, MASCARPONE AND COGNAC CREAM, TOASTED WALNUTS