The long-anticipated extension of the flagship Piccolino restaurant in Manchester city centre is now underway, revealed parent company Individual restaurants.
The restaurant on Clarence Street, which has been a Manchester institution for the last 13 years, closed on Monday 22 February for a £1.3m refit. It will return in early April and the refurbishment will see it almost double its original size.
Individual has acquired the vacant adjoining premises on the corner of Princess Street and the new restaurant Caffé Grande will be able to seat 200 guests, it will also offer a covered outside terrace capable of seating around thirty people, which overlooks Manchester Town Hall. Individual restaurants also said that it will be opening a new 250 cover flagship restaurant in Chester, under their sister brand The Restaurant Bar and Grill.
The Founder of Individual Restaurants Steven Walker has stated, “The refurbishment of Piccolino, Clarence Street, Manchester, is on a grand scale. The new restaurant will seat 200 guests and brings a new meaning to ‘all day everyday dining’. The new look restaurant will have more of a Harrods style food-hall with the addition of a pizzeria, deli counter, gelato and pastry counter, theatre grill, meat, fish and shellfish counters, together with a cocktail bar and wine boutique”.
Ettore Cicchetti, who has been general manager at Piccolino since it first opened its doors in 2003, has added, “I can’t wait to showcase our new look to our loyal followers”.
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