A little bit of Italy opens up

Alex Biviano is opening a new takeaway called Pulci Pizza in Poulton
Alex Biviano is opening a new takeaway called Pulci Pizza in Poulton
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Restaurateur Alex Biviano says he is “nervous and excited” about his new venture which opens on Poulton’s “eat street” next week.

Having spent almost 10 years in partnership with his brother Roberto at Pulcinellas in Cleveleys, Alex is now going it alone on Breck Road with Pulci Pizza.

The intimate eaterie is doubling as a takeaway and trattoria style venue.

“I was going to run it just as a takeaway but we knocked a wall down and the place looked so much bigger,” said Alex. “Having seen similar operations in London and other big cities I fancied combining the two forms of dining.”

While he has yet to settle on his opening hours he is provisionally planning 11am to 11pm from Tuesday to Saturday, probably just evenings from Monday to Wednesday and closing Sundays.

“It will be trial and error at first – seeing what people want and when the best trading times are,” says Alex. “I’ve always wanted an Italian style cafe doing really good food to eat in or take way at inexpensive prices. I’m open to any suggestions.”

He’s hoping his main menu will be one fixed price for regular pizzas and pastas plus daily specials and a range of speciality pizzas and pastas as well.

“Because we are a trattoria rather than a restaurant we can chop and change at will,” he said.

“Everything will be fresh each day and I can adapt to what is available. I want it to be good food but in a relaxed setting. I’ll be taking things back to basics but doing it well.”

Initially he will be encouraging customers to take their own alcohol but hopes to introduce a limited range of wines and bottled beers within a couple of weeks.

“I want it to be the sort of place people can meet up with friends in or even stop by on their way home from work,” he says.

More details from (01253) 882203.