TRADITIONAL Christmas with an Italian twist awaits diners at Pizzeria Venezia throughout December and beyond.
The family-owned restaurant in Church Street, Rushden, has an impressive reputation for its food, prepared by the experienced team, coupled with second-to-none service headed up by Cesare Marinaro and his wife Sabina.
Party nights with a disco are planned throughout December, while the Christmas menu is also available at lunchtime Tuesday to Saturday for those who prefer.
For larger groups, the first-floor function room can accommodate up to 55 people, while a large car park next to the restaurant is an additional bonus especially for event organisers.
Cesare said: "Our Christmas menu is traditional Italian food but with a festive twist, so there's something for everyone, and lots of fun and entertainment along the way.
"The function room is ideal for office parties or larger groups of friends and family who want their own space."
Freshly prepared food has been made at the restaurant since 1987 and it is renowned for serving fresh food sourced, wherever possible, from local suppliers.
Pizzeria Venezia's Christmas Set Menu includes a range of starters including Christmas soup with kale, fagioli beans and sprouts and chicken and chorizo mousseline. Main courses include pan-roasted turkey escalope, pan seared duck breast and a range of pizzas, including Christmas pizza with turkey, chipolata sausages and cranberry sauce.
Desserts - including traditional Christmas pudding and chocolate and cherry ganache tart - will be followed by tea and coffee.
The Christmas Party Menu will be served at lunchtime on Tuesday to Saturday and in the evening Monday to Wednesday at a cost of £19.95 and Thursday to Saturday at a cost of £24.95. Last orders are taken at 10pm.