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VIDEO: An authentic taste of southern Italy comes to Gloucester Docks

The tasty delights of southern Italy will be available to the good folk of Gloucester from a week today when Settebello opens its doors for business.

The latest gastronomic offering to Gloucester's Docks held an opening party this weekend, giving 200 invited guests a taste of what will be on offer from Monday, November 18.

And this will be no fake Italian restaurant, serving up imitation Bolognese and carbonara

Its pizza ovens have been shipped in especially from Naples, and the seven chefs on the staff have all come from the south of Italy to deliver authentic family cooking.

It is being run by a family from Apulia - the region of Italy that forms the heel of the boot - and like any restaurant in Italy, it will have family at its heart.

Manager Emma O'Connor said: "It's a southern Italian restaurant, the family come from Puglia and the chefs come from Naples, as do the pizza ovens.

"All the food is going to be very authentic and the menu keeps being created as the influences change."

"We have space for 88 covers inside, another 60 on our terrace overlooking the docks and our cocktail bar too."

"A lot of effort has gone into the styling, it's all about comfort and getting the family together.

"Our speciality will be the metro pizza, a metre-long pizza for sharing and for families to eat together, just like they do in Italy."

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