April 5, 2013 9.20 am This story is over 132 months old

In pictures: Official opening of Carluccio’s Lincoln restaurant

A taste of Italy: The new Italian restaurant on Lincoln High Street had its official opening, with the chain founder also making an appearance.

The latest restaurant in Lincoln’s “little Italy”, Carluccio’s, had its official opening on Thursday, April 4, with the founder of the chain visiting the city.

Carluccio’s invited a number of guests to their evening opening, including an appearance from Italian chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio.

Guests were served a range of antipasti canapés, alongside prosecco, while serenaded by a lively accordion player.

Carluccio stopped to sign autographs for guests. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Chef and TV presenter Antonio Carluccio makes a speech in front of his guests. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Accordion player Roman Voloschuk entertains guests. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Antonio Carluccio with Mayor of Lincoln Karen Lee (right) and City Sheriff Melanie Tointon, inside Carluccio’s. Photo: Stuart Wilde

The new team with Carluccio, outside the new restaurant. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Carluccio’s restaurant and deli shop replaced the Lamb and Flag pub earlier in the year, and opened for trade last week.

The menu caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner guests, alongside a children’s menu, gluten-free items and drinks.