Valentina, the Italian delicatessen, restaurant and shop concept, is to open its sixth site in the South East, after acquiring the leasehold interest of a unit in Reigate.

The Zoccola-family run business has secured a unit in the town’s high street, with plans to relaunch the site under its eponymous brand this spring.

The delicatessen/Italian restaurant concept was created by the Zoccola and Arcari families in 1991 and the company is still family-run by the third generation of Fabio, Antonio, Marco and Carmine.

The company currently operates other sites under the Valentina brand in East Sheen, Notting Hill, Putney, Weybridge and Sevenoaks.

“The latest Valentina is moving into an attractive property which will complement the restaurateur’s style of operation,” said AG&G’s Richard Negus, who acted on the deal. “It fits perfectly into Reigate’s Church Street Conservation Area, which is the town’s most affluent shopping area. Like many restaurants, it used to be a pub but it has been sympathetically altered to become an upmarket eating house. Valentina’s is a perfect fit for the town.”