PIECE OF ITALY OPENS IN THE WULFRUN SHOPPING CENTRE22/11/2019
A small piece of Italy has opened in Wolverhampton, as a new takeaway has opened its doors in the Wulfrun Shopping Centre.
Bueno e Fresco has opened in unit 16, opposite Iceland, and will serve a variety of Italian favourites, including homemade pasta dishes and fresh pizzas made with fresh dough.
It has agreed a full repairing and insuring (FRI), five-year lease for the 307 sq ft unit.
Opened by Alina Bloanta, her sister Bianca Ciobea and brother-in-law Alfonso Roberto, the menu features authentic recipes from the Milan and Naples regions, where they all worked in restaurant kitchens.
Alina, who ran an Italian restaurant in Romania, said she was keen to open a healthier takeaway that used only fresh ingredients.
“We’ve wanted to open an Italian food outlet for some time and when the opportunity arose to bring our authentic dishes with the freshest ingredients to the Wulfrun Centre we knew the time was right, especially because LCP was so helpful,” she said.
“Now we’re open, we’re looking forward to welcoming customers who want to enjoy a hearty lunch or take home for dinner.”
Among its signature dishes are speck and mascarpone pizza, grilled vegetable pizza, focaccia sandwiches with Italian salami and cheese, as well as pasta dishes such as carbonara, four-cheese and Bolognese.
Buono e Fresco opens daily from 10am-5pm.
Its launch comes just a few weeks after a new café, Sasha’s, opened in unit 15. The café sells coffee, soft drinks, milk shakes, cakes, paninis and ice cream.
Age Concern has also opened in unit 19, from where it offers advice to older people.
Andrew Barrett, retail director, said: “It’s great to see new names opening in the Wulfrun Shopping Centre, helping to bring new vitality to what is a thriving shopping area in the city.”