A new takeaway selling authentic Italian street food has opened on Granby Street in Leicester.
I-Buongustai has been opened by business partners Silvia Migiliucci and Massimo Schiliro, two Italian chefs who spotted a gap in the market for good quality Italian takeaway food and decided to pitch their idea to First Enterprise for funding.
Emily Guest, enterprise development officer at First Enterprise, said: “Massimo and Silvia had a fantastic business idea and we were really impressed with their business model. “It is the first Italian fast food restaurant to come to Leicester that we are aware of and we think it will fill a real gap in the market for good quality, authentic Italian street food.”
The pair took out a joint loan of £25,000 from one of First Enterprise’s funding pots – as part of the Start-Up Loans Company UK initiative Schiliro said: “First Enterprise has been so supportive throughout the whole process of making our business a reality. The loan funding we received enabled us to buy the premises and fit it out.
“It has been hard work but we are so glad to finally be opening. We cannot wait to welcome people across Leicester to try a real taste of Italy, there is nothing like this elsewhere.
“We chose this position as thought it would be a great location to capture foot traffic to and from the station. We think it will be ideal for people on the go who are looking for good quality Italian fresh food which can be prepared in minutes.”