An authentic Italian restaurant with venues in Italy and one-of-two UK stores in the North East has launched a new valentine’s day special menu from today.

Italian Doppio Malto opened one of just two UK venues at the Metrocentre in February last year offering authentic Italian cuisine.

To coincide with the restaurant’s first birthday, the brand has announced a new craft beer inspired menu and valentine’s specials this week.

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Daniel Hall, Head Chef at Doppio Malto Metrocentre said: “The kitchen-brewery concept at Doppio Malto provides so many opportunities to experiment with taste.

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“With Italian craft beers at the heart of our food, we can explore new ways in which we introduce the rich flavours, textures and aromas of the beer into our recipes, creating a really powerful menu that you can’t experience anywhere else.”

The new menu pairs craft beers with certain dishes including freshly cooked pastas, Italian grilss and Roman-style pizzas.

With Valentine’s Day also fast approaching, Doppio Malto has designed a romantic, heart-warming and flavourful three course menu for £27.95 per person. With starters ranging from a classic tomato bruschetta, to an Italian Stuzzichini sharing board. Mains include a Pollo Summer Cacciaore and 13oz Scottish Ribeye. For dessert, the chef’s special cheesecake, topped with black stout caramel sauce is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. 

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The venue is also launching a new burger of the month, with the first offering in February being an 8oz BBQ burger with provola cheese, pancetta and onion rings.

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The brand, which has restaurants in the likes of Bologna, Milano, Rome and Glasgow took over the former Coast to Coast unit at the Metrocentre.

Last week it was announced that premium Italian retailer Moda In Pelle will open a store in the Metrocentre’s former Paperchase unit. 

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