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Mamma Mia restaurant in Norwich’s Castle Quarter up for sale

Mamma Mia joined the mall’s food court in November after owner Rocco Consiglio decided to expand the independent Sicily Trattoria based in Norwich.

But now Mr. Consiglio has decided to sell the business for family reasons.

“I’m going back to Italy,” he explained.

Norwich Evening News: Owner Rocco Consiglio (left) is going to Italy to be with his family

Owner Rocco Consiglio (left) is going to Italy to stay with his family (Photo: Arcant)

“Something has happened to my family and I need to be with them in Bologna.

“I started this business in 2017 so I’m sad to have to leave.”

Mr. Consiglio, who is from Sicily, opened the Sicily Market in 2017 before moving to Bridewell Alley with the Sicily Trattoria.

Mamma Mia, which serves pizza, pasta and other Italian dishes, was founded with a plan to go back to the business’ market roots.

Norwich Evening News: Bosses have been trying to upgrade the Castle Quarter for a number of yearsThe bosses have been trying to give Castle Quarter a facelift for years (Photo: Newsquest)

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The sale listing describes Mamma Mia as a “highly profitable” business, with leases available for £65,000 or the closest offer.

It continued: “The sale includes furniture, accessories and inventory. This is a good opportunity to own a start-up business that is now up and running.

Norwich Evening News: Mamma Mia is at the Castle Social food court in Castle QuarterMamma Mia is at the Castle Social food court in Castle Quarter (Photo: Newsquest)

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“The reason for the sale is because we are going back to Italy. Opening hours are 11am onwards, seven days a week. Saturday and Sunday we are open until 11pm.

“There are social media accounts included in the sale and currently partnering with food delivery apps like Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. We’re open to providing training opportunities for owners. new.”

The Castle Social food hall opened on the top floor of the mall last October, and includes stores like Hank’s Dirty and The Street Food Box.

Norwich Evening News: Castle Quarter Center Manager Rob BradleyCastle Quarter Center Manager Rob Bradley (Image: Castle Quarter)

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Since taking over as center director in 2017, Rob Bradley and his team have transformed more than 83,000 square feet of retail space into a place for food and drink, relaxation or entertainment.

Speaking in May, Mr. Bradley said: “We want to move from being a traditional city shopping center to a social, entertainment and lifestyle hub, where we now have a 50-year split- 50 between stores and entertainment operators.

“We are in ongoing negotiations with new businesses looking for space downtown, but our priority is to deliver the right brands that will add to the already vibrant mix of… we.”


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