Jamie Oliver’s fast expanding restaurant chain, Jamie’s Italian, is to debut in Australia’s Sydney later this year. The company, which has 16 restaurants across the UK and opens in Dubai later this month, has struck a deal with Australia’s Italian Brands (a subsidiary of Pacific Restaurant Group) to open a restaurant at 107 Pitt Street, Sydney in July. The Martin Brudnizki designed space will include a spacious dining area for 200-plus customers on two levels, with a mix of booths and colourful chairs to compliment a modern twist on classic Italian elements. A pasta machine located in the front window will produce fresh pasta daily, while on the mezzanine dining area will host a lively antipasti and dessert counter. Simon Blagden, managing director, Jamie's Italian International, said: "Australia is a country that Jamie's been visiting for 10 years and he's always been welcomed warmly. So it's exciting that Jamie's Italian is ready to launch in Sydney, which is one of the great cities of the world. “Australians love going out and eating delicious food as much as anyone, so I'm sure Jamie's Italian will appeal. It's basically fantastic food and service at really good value." Adam Heathcote, director of Italian Brands, added: "We are proudly bringing Jamie's Italian to Australia to provide high quality Italian dishes at an affordable price created by Jamie". Pacific Restaurant Group runs the Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse chain in Australia as well as the Chophouse. According to figures filed at Companies House earlier this month, the rapid and continuing expansion of Jamie's Italian has put the chain on course to hit £70m of turnover by the end of 2011.