'The most significant stage of a magnificent European journey': Big Mamma Group is finally opening in Italy

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'The most significant stage of a magnificent European journey': Big Mamma Group is finally opening in Italy

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French founded Italian restaurant group Big Mamma is making its first move into the country that has inspired its cuisine.

The group, which operates Italian restaurants in France, Spain, Germany and the UK will open a site of its Gloria restaurant in Milan this December.

The restaurant is described as ‘evoking feelings of a sensual holiday in a glamorous, opulent villa from the mid-1960s’ and will be split across two floors with a total of 225 covers. Design features will includes 1.5 metre bespoke chandeliers created by a local Milanese artist and striped golden and white Siena marble flooring throughout.

The menu will feature Italian recipes with Big Mamma’s own French and European twists.

Big Mamma was founded in Paris by Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger in 2013. It arrived in the UK in 2019 ​with the opening of Gloria ​and now operates 23 venues across five countries.

“Italy has always been at the centre of our story, the place where everything began. Here is where our team was formed, and where we established relationships with historic artisanal producers, who have allowed us to cook every day with products made with care and passion, from the burrata of the Caseifificio ‘La Murgia’ to the Bavarian rib-eye steak of ‘La Co Carni’, pasteurised and matured for 30 days,” says the company.

“It is here that our team collaborates to meet the many talents of Italian cuisine, working with schools and looking for new inspiration.

“Opening a restaurant in Milan is the most significant stage of a magnificent European journey that has shaped our identity. Today, our mission begins: to take up the great challenge of sharing the Big Mamma experience with the Milanese.”

The new restaurant will be Big Mamma’s first new opening since private equity company McWin took a majority stake in the business​. The deal valued the group at €270m.

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