An 'established' Glasgow restaurant boss has opened a new spot in place of a restaurant which closed after a few months.

Bearsden spot Oi Mamma opened in February 2023 on Milngavie Road in place of the beloved family restaurant Rafaelle's. 

It then hit the market in August 2023 after just a few months. 

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Giancarlo Celino, who runs a variety of restaurants in and around the city, purchased the space in January this year with plans to reopen the restaurant under the Lucali brand, of which there is already a restaurant on Fenwick Road in Giffnock. 

The second Lucali restaurant has officially opened as of June 19. 

Celino is a restaurateur with several businesses in Glasgow including Andiamo and chicken spot Lucky B's.

Jonathan Clough of sales agent Smith & Clough previously said: "The business has been taken over by established restaurateur Giancarlo Celino, the operator behind Andiamo, Lucali, Catch and Lucky B's Hot Chicken.

"We understand that the new restaurant will open in spring 2024 after a refurbishment, and will trade under the Lucali brand, offering relaxed family Italian dining."

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It comes after we reported that Lucky B's opened a second location.

The Nashville-style 'hot chicken' specialists unveiled their new eatery in the city's Cardonald.

Its menu includes chicken wings, chicken tenders, burgers and loaded fries.