Work begins on new Italian restaurant in Sheffield city centre as it prepares to open

Work has begun on a new Italian restaurant and cafe in Sheffield city centre in preparation for its grand opening.

By Dan Windham
Thursday, 10th October 2019, 10:18 am
Updated Friday, 11th October 2019, 4:03 pm

Signs have appeared for ‘Grazie’ on the former Prosecco Lounge on Leopold Street which closed down earlier this year.

The restaurant will serve coffee and cakes in the morning before offering customers freshly made pasta from midday.

Grazie, which translates from Italian as ‘thank you’ is set to open later this month and will feature pared-down menu with four types of homemade pasta and three or four freshly made sauces.

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The restaurant will be opened by Vito Vernia, who said the site is ‘the perfect location and just the right size’.

The pasta will be made in house each day by a woman from Vito’s native Puglia, where his family runs a restaurant and two bed and breakfast establishments.

There will be a selection of wines from Puglia and elsewhere, and his brother Pierpaolo, who is a bartender at Piccolino, will be in charge of cocktails.