Union Street restaurant rises from the flames with new look

THE DRG has reopened its Amarone restaurant in Aberdeen today (November 7) following a substantial refurbishment.

The pause in trading, due to damage caused by a major fire in November 2018, allowed the multiple operator, headed by Tony Conetta and Mario Gizzi, to completely redesign the Italian eatery on Union Street.

Remodelled to accommodate a new central island tubular brass cocktail bar, the 200-cover outlet’s new design features also include glazed tile walls, deep booth seating and an open pizza kitchen.

The venue, which has been a fixture on Union Street since 2013, will now be taking bookings for the festive season.

Gizzi said: “It was a difficult decision to close the restaurant, but we felt that instead of doing a quick tidy up to repair damage, we had the opportunity to remodel the restaurant to offer a world class Italian eating and drinking experience in the granite city.

“The designs are stunning, taking inspiration from the finest central cocktail bars in the world. With construction now finished, we are delighted to be re-opening this week as well as taking reservations for festive dining and a special new year gala dinner.”