Doppio Malto opens UK’s first Italian kitchen-brewery concept in Glasgow with Edinburgh to follow in 2022 and possibly Dundee and St Andrews


Italian kitchen-brewery concept Doppio Malto whose CEO and founder is Giovanni Porcu opened its first UK venue today (Friday 13th August) in Glasgow’s George Square on the site of Jamie Oliver’s former restaurant. Doppio Malto’s goal is to open 100 restaurants throughout the UK with a second restaurant planned for Newcastle before the end of the year, followed by Edinburgh in 2022 and possibly Dundee and St Andrews thereafter.

The 8000 sq ft space will house an 80-cover restaurant and bar with 15 types of craft house beer, Italian staples plus BBQ meats cooked to order on a charcoal grill.

Giovanni Poccu said, “Next week is a significant milestone for Doppio Malto; our first foray into the UK since we opened our first restaurant in 2016. We are incredibly proud to be in a position of growth despite a tough 18 months and we cannot wait to open our doors next week.”

He added, “At the very heart of Doppio Malto is our motto “un posto felice” – a “happy place.” Everything is designed around feeling good – from the food and beer to the service and physical space, and we are so excited to bring this unique concept to the UK.”


Highlights from the menu include Doppo Malto’s fried ‘Pizza croccante’ – after 36 hours of natural leavening, the pizza slices are fried and topped with a rustic tomato sauce, served with grated Bella Lodi grana cheese and fresh. basil leaves.


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