Cafe Andaluz in Aberdeen

Thu 5th February 2015

Viva Brazil has closed its Aberdeen site in Golden Square. It opened last July, after the Tropeiro closed. Meanwhile Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta are getting set to open their second Aberdeen outlet – Cafe Andaluz, which offers Spanish tapas. They already operate Amarone on Union Street (pictured).

Flavour of Mexico

Wed 23rd April 2014

Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta have not just cornered the Italian and tapas markets with their restaurant concepts Di Maggio’s, Amarone, Barolo and Spanish tapas restaurants Cafe Andaluz, but now with Paul Sloan and Calum Mclachlainn, they are planning on opening a Mexican restaurant on St Vincent Street called Topolobamba, under the company banner of, […]

Amarone, Edinburgh – Design Focus

Tue 23rd August 2011

Di Maggio’s footprint in Scotland is a lot bigger now that Amarone in Edinburgh is serving up a slice of Italy in a former bank on Edinburgh’s St Andrews Square. The 215-cover bar/restaurant is vast in size, and dwarfs its sister restaurant in Glasgow. What also sets Edinburgh apart is its corner position and the […]


Mon 18th July 2011

One restaurant group that is getting support from its bank is Di Maggio’s. The Clydesdale Bank has agreed a £15 million funding package for the group’s property arm to help fund its expansion. The group is owned and operated by Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta. This month alone Gizzi and Conetta have opened two new […]