New owners are set to take over a pizza restaurant in an east Suffolk market town. 

Ellie Alan opened Pizzeria Locale in High Street, Saxmundham, in June 2022 and proved a hit with residents in a matter of weeks. 

Before opening the restaurant, Ms Alan worked as a chef at pizzerias across London but Pizzeria Locale was the first business she owned herself.

The pizza restaurant served hand stretched, authentic Neapolitan style pizzas made from dough fermented for at least 24 hours.

Ellie Alan opened the pizza restaurant two years agoEllie Alan opened the pizza restaurant two years ago (Image: Newsquest)

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Ms Alan has shared she is stepping back to move away from the town with family.

The restaurant owner said: "I cannot believe our second year is over and this will be our last four days. 

"The new owners have exciting projects but they may not serve Neapolitan pizzas.

"These four days will be our last days before we close. Thanks a lot to everyone who supported us."