MERRY Hill is set to welcome a popular Italian restaurant to the centre next month.

Inspired by Italy and celebrating 30 years in business, ASK Italian will open its doors this November.

The restaurant, which will be located between Bon Pan Asian and the recently opened Wagamama eatery, will serve up antipasti, stone-baked pizzas, fresh pasta dishes, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options, at the 4,000 sq ft location which will cater for approximately 140 diners.

Corinne Prior, marketing director at ASK Italian, said: “In such a milestone year for ASK Italian where we’re celebrating 30 years strong, and our new restaurant in Merry Hill will build on our incredible family of restaurants, each serving their own unique community. We’re excited to join the new leisure hub, where we can continue to bring people together over great Italian meals.”

Jonathan Poole, Merry Hill’s centre manager, added: “ASK Italian is a great addition to the variety of dining options at Merry Hill. We’re sure its tasty menu and welcoming restaurant style will be a huge hit with our visitors. We’re already seeing huge numbers of people enjoying new openings like Wagamama and look forward to welcoming ASK Italian.”