An Italian restaurant chain is set to expand with new branches planned in Henley and Marlow this summer.

Piccolino's Henley location, a 5,000 square-foot venue in the town's Market Square, is anticipated to open in June, following a £2 million investment and renovation project.

The Henley venue will be Piccolino’s 20th restaurant, following an opening last year in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

CEO of Individual Restaurants, Andrew Garton, said: "We are incredibly excited about growing our collection of Italian restaurants in the home counties.

"It has been our ambition for Piccolino to be a much-loved restaurant at the heart of these communities for years so it is fantastic to see these ambitions being realised in 2024.

"We cannot wait to join the community in Henley and to bring a whole new concept to our loyal customers in Marlow."

Situated in a Grade II listed building, the eatery will offer 140 covers inside the main restaurant, in addition to a 38-seat patio in the town centre.

Diners will get to experience authentic Italian dishes including Ravioli Di Melanzane, and steak cuts featuring ingredients such as Fassona Piedmontese beef from the north west region of Italy.

Mr Garton added: "Complete with the refurbishment at Piccolino Virginia Water, our £350m investment in the home counties this year reaffirms our commitment to delivering an unforgettable dining experience across the region."