An Italian restaurant is set to open in a former café in a west Suffolk town centre.

Italian Trattoria & Café is currently refurbishing the premises in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds. 

It was previously the site of Really Rather Good, which announced its closure at the start of the month.

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The new eatery will be run by the owner of Francela and wants to reassure his customers that the new business will not be a replacement for the Mediterranean Grill and Mezze in Angel Hill. 

It is hoped the restaurant will be open before the end of July. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Mark Cordell, CEO of Our Bury St Edmunds BIDMark Cordell, CEO of Our Bury St Edmunds BID (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

Mark Cordell, chief executive officer of Our Bury St Edmunds, said: "I am delighted that the owner of an existing independent hospitality business in Bury is also now the owner of a completely new offering in this iconic location in Angel Hill.

"I want to wish him all the very best with this endeavour, which I am sure will further enhance the great hospitality offering we have here, in the Foodie Capital of Suffolk."