A NEW Italian restaurant is set to open in Kendal tomorrow.

Sapore in Stramongate will welcome customers from noon.

It has occupied the site of the former Little Italy restaurant.

Nick Ward, who is directing the operation with Giuseppe Sepe, said a lot of Italian dishes in England had been 'Anglicanised'.

"We tried to take it back to the roots a little bit and be a bit more authentic with what we are doing," said Mr Ward.

Bookings at the new restaurant are preferred and can be made here.