Giovanni Rana, the Italian fresh pasta maker and restaurant operator, is set to launch its first UK site under its Da Giovanni brand at Regent’s Place in London’s West End, in September. The company, which currently operates 28 outlets across Italy and Switzerland, has agreed a deal on a 5,000sq ft unit on a 15-year lease. The London opening will be one of eight sites Giovanni Rana plan to open before the end of the year, with restaurants set to open in Madrid, Paris, and Zurich. The Regent’s Place restaurant at will include an all-day authentic Italian menu with additional retail offer. The site will offer three distinct areas: informal dining, antipasti & aperitivi and a private function space. Alice Keown of Davis Coffer Lyons’ (DCL) development leasing and London estates team acted on behalf of the landlord British Land.