Italian Cuisine

Francesco Mazzei at l'Anima

Francesco Mazzei: Pearls of Wisdom

The chef-patron of L’Anima in the City of London discusses his southern Italian roots, working with business partner Peter Marano, and his plans to enter the accessible all-day dining sector.

Gino D'Acampo's My Pasta Bar is ready for rollout

Gino D'Acampo's My Pasta Bar expansion plans on target

By Emma Eversham

My Pasta Bar, the new fast-casual Italian restaurant fronted by TV chef Gino D’Acampo, is on track to reach its target of six sites by the end of next year with the city and shopping centres its main focus for expansion.

Over 500 guests attended the launch party of Rossopomodoro Wandsworth last night (11 April)

Rossopomodoro hits Wandsworth, eyes 30 London restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

Rossopomodoro, the Italian restaurant chain which stakes claim to spearheading the arrival of authentic Neapolitan pizza and pasta to the UK, has revealed ambitious plans to expand to up to 30 sites in London over the next five years.

The Giropizza competition saw over 70 European competitors creating an array of modishly-topped pizzas

Video: A pizza the action... how hard can it be?

By Luke Nicholls

With Restaurant magazine recently reporting on the capital’s booming pizza market, BigHospitality headed down to the final of Giropizza – the largest pizza competition in Europe – to get some key pieces of advice for UK operators looking to tap in on...

Mayfair Pizza Co. is James Robson's second restaurant and is situated in the same courtyard as his flagship restaurant Mews of Mayfair

Mews of Mayfair takes over Rocket Mayfair

By Emma Eversham

James Robson, the owner of British brasserie Mews of Mayfair, has taken over the site of Rocket in Mayfair and turned it into his own pizza restaurant. 

Steve Holmes, managing director of Ask Italian, talked to Restaurant magazine about the rollout of the concept's new restaurant branding, design and menu - photo credit John Carey

Ask Italian: Business Profile

By William Drew

The competition may be fierce and its rivals more fashionable, but Steve Holmes has taken to the tough job of revitalising mainstream chain Ask Italian with gusto.

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