One of Liverpool’s Oldest Restaurants Scoops Top Award
Casa Italia, on Stanley Street, picked up the Best Restaurant in Liverpool 2019 award at last months British Restaurant Awards
The much-loved restaurant has been serving up pizzas and pasta to the people of Liverpool since the ’70s, becoming famed for its traditional checked tablecloths, painted brick room and stripped floors.
Director of Casa Italia, Arran Campolucci- Bordi, said the restaurant’s success was all down to its staff.
He said: “We would just like to say that, after 43 years in Liverpool, we are so proud that we’ve finally won the best restaurant in Liverpool 2019. The award is really down to all the staff who work so hard on a daily basis to make Casa Italia what it is. And we’d love to thank the people of Liverpool for their continued support over the years, and all our loyal customers who voted. We’re proud and looking forward to the future of Casa Italia.”
Arran is now the third generation of his family to run the restaurant.
Grandfather Mario came over to the UK at the age of 16, from the Le Marche region of Italy. After working and managing restaurants in the old Berni Inns chain, he was encouraged to open his own restaurant by a customer who loaned him the money.
He took over Casa Italia in the 80’s and eventually passed it on to his son, Carlo, who ran it for 20 years. Arran took over the business after his dad retired in 2014 and has taken the business to new heights in recent years.
There are queues out of the door most nights and there are plans for the Casa Italia to be expanded, with another 40 seats created next door in the breakfast room of the former Eleanor Rigby hotel.
The extension will form a mezzanine to the existing restaurant, with the wall which currently divides the two properties opened up. The new eating area will be in same style as the original Casa Italia, with hardwood floor and checked table- cloths. It will be the first major alteration to Casa Italia in nearly 30 years.
36-40, Stanley St, Liverpool L1 6AL