Italian restaurant Fratelli opened in Great Victoria Street in 2015 and has grown from strength to strength.
Two weeks ago saw the launch of an elegant new wine bar on the premises, La Taverna, situated in the transformed upstairs area!
As well as stocking a huge selection of wine, La Taverna will also be offering tapas-style sharing plates known as Cicchetti. These include Piadina (filled flatbreads) and Cicchetti Fritti (a Fried Calamari dish).
The big draw for me is the balcony where guests can watch the world go by under the awning with outdoor heating! We sat out there for ages!
At the launch we sampled the wine and sharing plates on offer and were even treated to performances from fire-breathers and an Opera singer!
La Taverna is fresh and sophisticated, offering a real treat for wine enthusiasts, and I think it will work very well in Belfast!