Brothers banking on gold in Glasgow

Three chef brothers from the foothills of Mount Vesuvius near Naples plan to erupt on the Glasgow dining scene with an ambitious Italian restaurant in the city’s Royal Exchange Building. Called appropriately Banca di Roma, the venue is set to open early this year and will reflect their upbringing on the family tomato farm.

The brothers – Antonio, Pasquale and Simone Cozzolino (pictured) – have all worked under chef Francesco Mazzei at his restaurant Sartoria in London.

The Banca di Roma menu makes reference to their origins with dishes including Il Classico Spaghetto a Pomodoro, Vesuvian tomato and basil with fresh homemade spaghetti. Meanwhile, they will pay tribute to the history of their A-listed venue’s history with a signature Lingotto, a gold bar dessert.

The front-of-house team will be headed by a pair with top-level experience in London – general manager Rocco Morabito, previously of Novikov, and his deputy Filomena Visaggi, ex-Hakkasan Mayfair.

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