Family behind award-winning Cucina di Vincenzo opens 'dream' new venue

The family behind a much-loved South Liverpool restaurant have opened a brand new venue.

Cucina di Vincenzo, on Woolton Road, has expanded with a "dream" new venue just two doors down from the Italian restaurant. Vincenzo's was opened in 2016 by Vince Margiotta who runs the restaurant with help along the way from his children Nina, Gabriella and Luca.

The family have now opened ViVi, a brand-new Italian restaurant serving up authentic cuisine while keeping the friendly service and atmosphere its neighbouring venue is known for.

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The menu includes classic dishes like pizzas and Ceasar salads alongside exciting additions such as Calabrian chilli and goat cheese croquets and monkfish Milanese. ViVi said the team has "worked really hard on this new project and hope you all love it just as much as we do."

Vince has been known on the Merseyside food scene for decades, after being a managing partner of Sapporo Teppanyaki and Il Forno, on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre. Cucina di Vincenzo already boasts numerous accolades from the Italian Awards, including 'best newcomer', 'England's best family-owned restaurant' 'best Italian restaurant over 50 seats' and 'cuoco of the year'.

The cooking family Margiotta originated from a small village called Picinisco in Southern Italy’s Campania region and Vince’s grandparents moved to Scotland before World War II. Vince’s grandfather Alfonso created the now-famous Valvona and Crolla deli and wine merchant in Edinburgh. Dad Armando founded the Fudge House on the city’s Royal Mile and had a weekly cookery slot on Scottish TV.

You can find ViVi at 252 Woolton Road, L16 8NE.

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