Prezzo is set to open its first restaurant in Northern Ireland.
It will open in Belfast in March 2013 on the site of a former La Tasca restaurant.
The company is spending more than £550,000 redeveloping the site in the restaurant quarter of Victoria Square Shopping Centre.
The restaurant will have 144 covers; 80 internally and 64 in the mall seating area.
Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye, said: "We are looking forward to opening a Prezzo restaurant in Belfast.
"It is a natural extension to our expansion plans in England, Scotland and Wales."