Leicester’s San Carlo restaurant launches new dining concept as it scoops top national award

Popular Leicester restaurant San Carlo announces today it’s bringing a new concept in Italian dining to the city.

After proving a hit with diners at its award winning London and Manchester restaurants, from Monday 22nd January, customers will be able to enjoy cicchetti (pronounced chi-ket-tee) at the Granby Street restaurant.

Cicchetti is the name used in Venice for tapas style dishes to share or eat alone, San Carlo has taken this idea and created a menu of medium sized dishes inspired by the regions of Italy.

Using only the best ingredients, from pasta to seafood, pizza and many specialities, customers will be able to enjoy dining their way around Italy, eating as much or as little as they wish.

To celebrate the launch San Carlo is offering diners 50% off the new menu from Thursday 25th January to Monday 12th February. The discount applies to food only and is available on lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday and on Saturdays until 5pm.

The news comes as the Leicester restaurant reveals it’s been named the UK’s Restaurant of the Year 2018 in the prestigious Les Routiers Awards. The annual awards are given in recognition of consistently meeting and exceeding Les Routiers’ standards, for overall outstanding performance, as well as excellent customer feedback and reviews.

Tina Griffiths of Les Routiers said:

“Les Routiers acknowledges establishments which share a sense of individuality that sets them apart from chains. This award allows us to champion a restaurant that is well managed, offers exceptional food and impeccable service.”

The award announcement follows the recent news that from Wednesday 17th Jan, plastic drinking straws are to be banned at all San Carlo restaurants, including Leicester. San Carlo Group estimates it uses around 600,000 drinking straws every year, replacing them with paper straws is a move to help reduce its contribution to single use plastic pollution.

Commenting on the new menu and hat-trick of announcements, San Carlo Group managing director, Marcello Distefano said:

“We wanted to start the year by making some positive changes, Leicester winning a national award is great news, and the plastic ban is something that’s important to us as a company; but what’s more important is how we can continue to improve and enhance the experience for people coming to San Carlo in Leicester. Our cicchetti menu has been a huge hit and won awards at our restaurants in London and Manchester and we’re excited to bring this contemporary Italian dining concept to the city. We’re offering a big discount to start, we know people enjoy this style of more social, sharing eating and hope it will encourage people to come and try it.”

To book the 50% off new menu diners can call San Carlo 0116 2519332 or book online

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