TWO York Italian restaurants that have been closed since the lockdown are poised to reopen on Monday.

Prezzo in Vangarde Way, which first opened in 2014, is set to reopen its doors on May 17 and so will its sister site in Clifford Street in York city centre.

To celebrate the reopening, Prezzo is launching a bigger menu Prezzo with Italian classic favourites, including Spaghetti Bolognese (also available as a Vegan and Gluten Free option), Tiramisu, King Prawn and Salmon Risotto and Goats Cheese Al Forno.

A spokesman said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers for covid-safe, indoor dining. All the favourites are back on the menu, plus some exciting new additions. It’s been a really tough year and we’re so looking forward to having our restaurants buzzing with customers again. Hospitality is what we do, and we’ve missed it so much. Ordering is quick and easy (you can order from your table if you prefer), we’ve been busy training our teams, and prepping and polishing everything! We really are better than ever.”

To ensure the safety of Prezzo’s customers and teams, the following will be in place:

• All menus are disposable to ensure no contamination

• There is digital ordering so you can order directly from your own smartphone or tablet using the QR code displayed on tables

• Standard social distancing markers, hand sanitizers, as well as posters with Public Health England advice before entering

Due to the rule of six / two households restrictions, tables are limited so the advice is to book early.