Revitalising Tradition: The £2 Million Makeover of Leeds’ Beloved San Carlo Flying Pizza

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San Carlo Flying Pizza, a cornerstone of the Leeds dining scene since 1974, is poised to usher in a new era with a grand reopening scheduled for May 24th, following an extensive £2 million renovation.

This beloved Italian eatery, renowned for its blend of tradition and innovation, promises to offer both loyal patrons and new visitors an elevated dining experience that pays homage to its rich heritage while embracing contemporary elegance.


A Fresh Look with a Nod to the Past

The renovation of San Carlo Flying Pizza is not just a refurbishment; it’s a thoughtful reimagining of space and style. The redesign, conceived by the same creative minds that transformed the Group’s Alderley Edge location, marries modern aesthetics with the iconic elements that have made the restaurant a local favorite.

Guests will be greeted by an ambiance that reflects the luxurious villas of Lake Como, with new terrazzo flooring laid throughout the premises to highlight the restaurant’s Italian roots.

The interior revamp includes an array of retro touches and bespoke artwork from local artists, enhancing the cultural and community ties of the establishment.

A standout feature is the new neon signage and a fully refurbished bar, which are set to become focal points of the venue. Additionally, a unique shellfish installation will pay tribute to the restaurant’s long-standing tradition, adding a touch of the sea to the landlocked location.

An Authentic Italian Experience

Under the leadership of CEO Marcello Distefano, the San Carlo team is dedicated to maintaining the restaurant’s status as the premier Italian dining destination in Leeds. The redesign aims to enrich the dining experience, not just through physical upgrades but also by fostering an atmosphere that encapsulates the essence of Italian hospitality.

The culinary offerings have also been refreshed, with the introduction of a new summer menu that is now available across all San Carlo establishments. This menu continues to celebrate the traditional Italian flavors while introducing innovative dishes that cater to both traditionalists and modern food enthusiasts.

Community and Cuisine at the Heart

San Carlo Flying Pizza has always been more than just a restaurant; it’s a vibrant part of the community. This renovation reaffirms its commitment to serving the locals and visitors who have made it a dining destination. The restaurant can now accommodate up to 130 guests, ensuring that more people can enjoy the exemplary service and lively atmosphere for which San Carlo is known.

With a legacy of using only the finest ingredients, many sourced directly from Italy, the restaurant underscores its dedication to quality and authenticity. Each dish served is a testament to the skilled chefs whose creativity shines in every meal prepared.

Looking Forward

As San Carlo Flying Pizza reopens its doors, it invites everyone to partake in a renewed Italian dining experience that respects its storied past while moving confidently into the future. Whether it’s the expertly crafted dishes, the artful décor, or the warm, inviting atmosphere, every aspect of San Carlo Flying Pizza aims to provide a memorable and authentic Italian meal.

For reservations and further information, the restaurant encourages visits to its website, ensuring that your next meal will be as exceptional as the newly transformed surroundings.

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