Stroud department store to welcome independent Italian restaurant

Terra at Sandersons Boutique in Stroud

Sandersons Boutique at the Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud will be welcoming a new restaurant, thanks to old friends.

Owners, married couple Matteo Conte and Clara Cardillo, moved to the Cotswolds from Rome eight years ago. Two years ago they opened Non-Solo Pasta unit within the Five Valleys Indoor Market, where they have served their award-winning arancini.

While Matteo and Clara will continue to run Non-Solo Pasta with the help of Clara’s parents, Patrizia D’Onofrio and Andrea Cardillo, they will also be ploughing their expertise, energies – and a quarter of a million pounds of investment – into launching Terra (which means earth in English), at next-door Sandersons Boutique referencing the simple, fresh ingredients they will be using to build their authentic menu.

Matteo said: “Many of the dishes available at Terra are going to be typical of our region, but we’ve also included favourites from other parts of Italy, such as slow roasted venison with pappardelle, to ensure we’re offering a full menu for our diners.”

A special tasting menu will sit alongside their homemade limoncello, consisting of a special squid ink arancini accompanied by homemade lemon mayonnaise and a spaghetti dish laced with lemon served with prawn tartare.

The restaurant is due to open June 16th and diners will be able to enjoy a beautifully designed, luxurious space mirroring the shopping environment offered by Sandersons Boutique.

There will be seven full time jobs created at Terra, which joins the line up of new independent retailers who have recently celebrated their first birthday at Five Valleys.

For more information and to reserve your table from June 16th visit: www.terraristorante.co.uk