Gusto Italian has reopened its restaurant on Edinburgh’s George Street following a £250k redesign.

The interior and exterior have been transformed with the site now featuring a theatre kitchen and pizza experience, as well as a 60-seat upstairs mezzanine and 12-person semi-private dining rooms, both of which are available for private hire.

The restaurant’s pizza experience is a bookable option for six to 10 people, and includes fizz on arrival, four courses, hands-on pizza making and the chance to pipe cannolis.

The restaurant has also extended its offering and will now serve both brunch and brunch with bubbles from 6 August.

Matt Snell, chief executive, Gusto Italian, said: “We can’t wait for the people of Edinburgh to try The Gusto Pizza Experience, and for everyone to see the striking redesign of this much-loved restaurant.

It’s been a long time coming and I was blown away when I saw the finished makeover. It’s so rewarding to hear such amazing feedback from guests on the opening night, I’m confident the George Street venue will remain a favourite for Edinburgh diners for years to come.”