Italian restaurant group Made in Italy is set to relaunch its signature Luna Rossa restaurant next month, ahead of further expansion plans later this year.
The London-based family-run business, which includes seven restaurants in the capital, has closed Luna Rossa in Notting Hill and will reopen it in mid-May following an extensive refurbishment and with new modernised menus.
Designers Michaelis Boyd Associates will oversee the redevelopment of the two-storey 90-cover site, which will include an all-day deli and Ciccheti bar, a main ground-floor dining room and an Italian wine bar. A new concept is being developed in the lower ground floor which will be announced in May.
Made In Italy development director, and son of original owner, Peppe Corsaro said: "This year marks a big step in the development of our restaurant group, which celebrates its 20th anniversary at the end of this year, along with the relaunch our signature site and new dining concept Luna Rossa."
First opened in 2003, Luna Rossa will introduce two new menu offerings, overseen by Made in Italy group head chef Eduardo Tuccillo. The main dining room à la carte offering freshly made pasta, fresh grilled meat and fish from the charcoal grill oven and wood fired oven pizza from the popular Pizzametro selection. Meanwhile the daily Cicchetti section, served primarily from the 20-seat deli counter, will offer small plates including cured meats, salads, and homemade cheeses from their very own London cheese production facility.
The relaunch of Luna Rossa comes after the opening of Made in Italy's most recent opening, Mozzarella & More on the King's Road in Chelsea. The 25-seat restaurant, which also features a downstairs private dining room, opened just near the Made in Italy restaurant in January. It showcases the group's homemade cheese produced in its production facility in Battersea.
Made in Italy also has plans for a further restaurant launch later this year, details of which are yet to be finalised.
The group currently comprises of three Made in Italy sites in Chelsea, Soho and St James, as well as Luna Rossa, Mozzarella & More, and Santa Lucia and Napule, both in Fulham.