THE husband and wife team behind a successful Italian restaurant in Chester are to open a new pizza place in the city centre.

Chef Valentina Aviotti and Fabrizio Gobbato, who own Da Noi on Bridge Street, are launching a contemporary-style pizza concept, Augusto Pizzeria, on Northgate Street in the new year.

Inspired by the Neapolitan style pizzas found in Italy, the team behind Bridge Street's Michelin Plate holding restaurant, Da Noi, saw the potential to bring their own pizza concept to Chester's ever-growing independent food scene. With building work on the Northgate Street venue already under way, Augusto will be opening in February 2022.

Valentina Aviotti outside the new Augusto Pizzeria as it takes shape ahead of its February 2022 opening.

Valentina Aviotti outside the new Augusto Pizzeria as it takes shape ahead of its February 2022 opening.

Using authentic Italian recipes, every pizza will be prepared using the freshest ingredients and local produce where possible. The menu will feature the classics alongside 'gourmet' pizzas with plans to launch a wine pairing in the coming months.

Owner Fabrizio Gobbato said: "We are thrilled to finally announce the news that we are launching Augusto Pizzeria in Chester. It has been a long time in the making and the concept is something we are so proud of.

"It's no secret that Neapolitan pizzas are the most delicious style of pizzas in the world but with this, we're hoping to bring something extra special to the city including recipes that people may not have tried before, in a venue that allows people to sit, relax and enjoy the true taste of Italy."

The new venue will nestle itself between The Red Lion and The Bluebell Chester on Northgate Street.

The interiors will reflect Augusto's bold branding, creating an authentic yet contemporary space, where guests will be able watch their pizzas being prepared and can choose to either take away their pizzas or relax in banquette seating over two floors.

Fabrizio continues: "Chester's food and drink scene is going from strength to strength and we feel Augusto will be a welcome addition to the fantastic range of venues in the Northgate area of the city, fitting in perfectly with the buzz that surrounds it."

Augusto marks the first steps towards the creation of a complete Italian family of brands that embrace all aspects of Italian food and drink traditions. "Nutmeg" currently includes Da Noi and Augusto, with extensive plans for expansion in 2022 and beyond.

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