A friend in need is a friend indeed
Genuine Italian café and restaurant opens in coronary heart of Bristol

There are specific issues in life all of us have totally different opinions on, however one factor we will all agree is that Italians know the right way to rustle up high notch grub.

It’s one of the vital common cuisines on the planet and in the event you’ve ever loved a slice of respectable pizza or bowl of delicious pasta, which is very possible, you’ll know precisely why.

In Bristol there are many locations serving excellent Italian meals however there’s at all times room for yet one more, and the most recent to open its doorways has the potential to turn into one of the vital common within the metropolis.





Alongside classics corresponding to lasagna and pasta, prospects at La Panza on Decrease Park Highway can even discover some extra eye-catching inclusions on the menu together with octopus focaccia.

Taking the place of the Beatroot Café, which closed in January, it’s being headed up by Riccardo Damiani, who’s utilizing tried-and-tested recipes handed down from his grandmother to create his dishes.

The 25-year-old, who beforehand labored at Chaiwalla in Stokes Croft, mentioned: “It has been my dream to open my very own restaurant for so long as I can keep in mind.

“After I was working at Chaiwalla the proprietor of Beatroot Café approached me and requested if I would wish to tackle the house on after he closed. I immediately fell in love with it because the constructing has such character and has simply the cosy really feel I used to be after.

“A good friend of mine really useful a chef he knew known as Filomena and it labored out completely as she was nearly to depart her previous job.

“She’s so pleased as she mentioned she’s by no means been in a position to cook dinner correct Italian meals in earlier kitchens she’s labored in, however that is precisely what I would like her to do.

“With La Panza I need to do one thing totally different to what different locations are doing, which is why there’s octopus focaccia on the menu, which is already actually common.”

All of the pasta used at La Panza is home-made and the bread is left to rise for 12 hours earlier than getting used.

There’s additionally quite a few vegan choices on the menu and prospects should purchase pizzas by the slice if they need, whereas the menu will change on a weekly foundation to offer prospects selection.

To scrub the meals down there will probably be a choice of drinks, together with correct espresso equipped by Triple Co Roast in Stokes Croft.

Its opening hours are Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday 10am – 9pm and Saturday 4pm – 10pm. Extra data will be discovered on La Panza’s Fb web page.

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