Restaurant chain Carluccio's is set to open its 75th UK site in July.
The new venue will also become the company's second in Scotland when it opens in Aberdeen's Union Square shopping mall.
Carluccio's said the new restaurant would create 35 jobs and follows the opening of its Glasgow site in November 2011.
The 3,900 sq ft Aberdeen site wil offer 92 covers for dining, as well as 10 additional bar seats.
A second Carluccio's caffe will open in July on Newcastle's Grey Street, which is in the heart of the city's historic area known as Grainger Town. It will be housed in a Grade 2 listed building adjacent to "Greys Monument', viewed locally as a central landmark and meeting spot.
Simon Kossoff, CEO of Carluccio's said: "Reaching 75 outlets is a significant milestone for the business and makes me very proud. We have been looking for a site in Aberdeen for some time and are very excited to have found the right one for us and to be opening our second restaurant in Scotland."