Neapolitan pizza brand Mozza, from the same owner as Tony Macaroni restaurants, is opening its first site in England, in Leeds.

The wood fired pizza operator will open a 2,273 sq ft eatery on White Rose shopping centre’s upper level when restrictions are lifted.

Situated in the destination’s food and drink quarter, Mozza will join Frankster’s, Five Guys and Wagamama.

Mozza has six restaurants throughout Scotland, while Tony Macaroni has 17 sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The brands are owned by Giuseppe Marini. 

Pudney Shuttleworth and JLL are joint agents for Landsec on the F&B and leisure at White Rose. Reis Short & Co acted for Mozza.

Adam Sawyer, portfolio manager at landlord Landsec, said: “Mozza is a fantastic brand with a great reputation in Scotland, and we are delighted the team has selected White Rose for its first restaurant in England. Mozza’s arrival is testament to White Rose’s popularity in the region among operators and consumers. While White Rose has an extensive retail offer, there is so much more in the destination to explore, as Mozza highlights.”

Pudney Shuttleworth and JLL are joint agents for Landsec on the F&B and leisure at White Rose. Reis Short & Co acted for Mozza.