New wine cafe to add ‘La Dolce Vita’ to BN1

A wine-tasting platter at Cafe Veeno
A wine-tasting platter at Cafe Veeno

A new Italian wine café hopes to bring the Italian dining style of ‘Aperitivo’ and bring a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ to West Street.

Bespoke wine café Veeno has launched its latest outlet on West Street, and will specialise in ‘the art of Italian Aperitivo’ – an after-work culture of drinking, eating Italian-style appetisers and relaxing with colleagues, friends and family.

Veeno was formed in 2013 by two friends in their twenties Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino and now boast 18 branches across the UK in locations which include Manchester, London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Inspiration is taken from Caruso and Minini – a vineyard in Sicily established by Antonio Caruso, great-grandfather to Nino Caruso.

Alongside its family-grown Sicilian wine, Veeno serves authentic ‘Spuntini’ – boards of meats, cheeses and other appetisers imported from individually-selected producers in Italy.

All food preparation will be handmade fresh to order and will be visible through an open kitchen.