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Carluccio's opening restaurant in Belfast: Italian chain eyeing up city

By John Mulgrew

Italian chain Carluccio's is setting up its first restaurant in Northern Ireland.

It comes after long speculation that the family Italian eatery was eyeing up Belfast as its latest location.

The business is currently seeking chefs and managers.

Two years ago it was reported the company had been looking for a spot here, according to commercial property firm CBRE.

Antonio Carluccio is the latest celebrity chef set to open one of his franchised eateries here.

The news comes after the Belfast Telegraph revealed chef Marco Pierre White is opening his first restaurant in east Belfast.

The chef, the youngest cook to hold three Michelin stars, is set to launch one of his franchised Steakhouse Bar and Grill eateries in east Belfast.

It was confirmed new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill will open in October following an agreement with the chef’s restaurant company Black & White Hospitality.

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