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Big Mamma, the restaurant group behind Gloria and Circolo Popolare, is opening a new restaurant in Covent Garden.

Joining Gloria (picctured) in Shoreditch and Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia - is this Florentine-inspired opening in Covent Garden. Expect another laid-back trattoria - inspired by traditional osteria - featuring two terraces and a skylight-lit, green-and-white striped dining room with a 3,500-bottle wall at the feature bar, as well as a 1970s-style mirrored basement with counter dining, serving freshly made pizzas. Overall they can feed up to 227 covers in one seating. 

The opening has “inspired by the perfect day in Firenze”, while the menu features dishes from “Liguria to Venice to Milan”. The menu of authentic Italian dishes - goes beyond the group's classic dishes, including carbonara ravioli filled with pecorino cream, egg yolk and guanciale flakes, and Cotoletta Milanese, a fried breaded veal cutlet and a 60cm tall Stracciatella ice-cream cake marbled with chocolate spread. 

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