After a £600,000 development, an Italian restaurant will finally be opening its doors right here in Felixstowe. Prezzo is located where Candler & Sons furniture store once stood on Hamilton Road and the opening of the restaurant will mean at least 20 new jobs will be created.
The restaurant will have a total of 170 seats. 106 of the seats will be inside the restaurant while 40 will be in the courtyard of a garden in the rear. The will also be 24 more seats in a seating area on the pavement with the restaurant also having the option of adding more seats upstairs later on depending on how well the business does.
In order to become the restaurant, the place had to undergo a total refurbishment and this included making repairs and changes to the structure of the building which was done by contractors. The chief executive of the restaurant, Jonathan Kaye, stated that restaurant would be serving food of the highest quality in an environment that was stylish and comfortable. He also expressed confidence that the restaurant was going to be a good addition to the social scene in Felixstowe.
Both popular and innovative Italian dishes will be served at Prezzo and these will include pizzas, grills and pasta. There will also be tapas-style main courses for people who’ll be sharing their meals and they’ll even be a menu for the young ones. The restaurant will be open every day of the week from 12 pm to 11 pm. Some of the starters that will be served in the restaurant include garlic pizza bread, baked mushrooms, crab cakes, king prawns, calamari and Italian Hummus. The restaurant will also be serving many different pizza dishes including regular pizzas, calzones and prestigios. The Pasta Light menu will feature various pastas that are all under 650 calories and these will be served with a side salad. There will also be various salads including the steak and rocket, goat cheese & beetroot and classic Caesar’s salad. The salads will all be served with garlic bread.
Before shutting down last year when its owner retired, Candler & Sons had been a part of Felixstowe’s shopping street for 100 years. The shop’s warehouse and yard in the back is now being modified into seven new business units.
Among the features in the restaurant will be disabled access, WIFI, baby changing facilities and step free access.