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Stunning MK Venetian Cicchetti Restaurant Launches this Weekend!

Still riding high on the success of launching the 1st Kobe and Wagyu restaurant outside of London, Anca and Razvan Marcu have done it again and are launching a brand new Venetian style restaurant in Milton Keynes.

The dynamic duo are highly respected in the Milton Keynes independent food scene for first launching the beautiful and highly successful French Affaire in Stony Stratford. They are joining forces with Karim Bannour who also is also passionate about Italian cuisine and who has a wealth of experience, having worked in the hospitality business for over 25 years.

Razvan explains the concept of VERO more: “For those who don’t know, cicchetti is a Venetian speciality and very much like an Italian tapas or canape. The unique small plates are served and eaten in Bacaris which are bijou places found on the street corners in Venice that also serve small glasses of wine or beer to accompany the cicchetti. They first made their appearance in the late 19th century and are now a way of life and part of the cultural food history for well heeled Venetians as you often see them calling in before or after work.

All of our dishes are based on authentic and traditional Venetian recipes and our accompanying wine list also carries many excellent wines sourced from Italian vineyards.”

He goes on to say, “We pride ourselves on offering something special and interesting when it comes to the local food scene. We are all very excited to be launching our new restaurant which will be called ‘VERO’ meaning ‘True’.”

The new restaurant will be on the site of the Marcu’s former restaurant, Greek Affaire, situated in Odell’s Yard in Stony Stratford.

“We decided to change direction with Greek Affaire when so many people responded so positively to us opening the first Kobe restaurant outside of London. Visitors to our restaurants are constantly telling us how much they love the fact that something new and exciting has come to the area.

Anca and I have always had a love affair with Venice, so we knew instinctively that launching a new bacaro was the right way to go and would offer our loyal clientele something beautiful and unique. Karim also shares our vision, and we are very happy about this partnership and our joint new venture.” Razvan concludes.

VERO launches on Friday 29th July 2022


2 -3 Odell’s Yard

Stony Stratford

Milton Keynes

MK11 1FA

T: 01908 968688


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