Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council for an Italian ‘delicatessen/salumeria’ in a Leeds suburb.
If approved, Deliziosa could open in what was The Fruit Stall, on Harrogate Road in Chapel Allerton.
Owner Tony Salaris, who has lived in Chapel Allerton for the past 12 years, working in a local coffee shop, said it has been a long-held dream to open up a business.
He said: “I’m really excited because I’ve been looking for a place for the past six years. I found a few around Leeds but I always wanted a place in Chapel Allerton because it’s where I live and I noticed there’s nothing that looks like what I want to do. This will be independent and homely.”
The 100-cover site includes a traditional ‘salumeria’ selling Italian treats including Parma ham, Italian cheeses, olive oil, mozzarella, as well as fresh sandwiches, a coffee shop and a trattoria-style lunchtime offering of a handful of pasta dishes - cooked by his mum who is coming over from Italy. It will also boast outside seating, a conservatory and an art gallery.
The Fruit Stall is understood to be moving over the road.