Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant
Marianna Frusciante, and her partner Paul Cookson, became the new proprietors of Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant in 2005.
This was somewhat of a homecoming, as Marianna's father Antonio, had first opened and ran the restaurant for three years in the 1980's. It was then known as 'Torino's, in the former Bargates Shopping centre.
Since then the restaurant has changed owners, location and name, but it's original owner (Marianna's father Antonio) has always kept in touch with developments, even though he and his family had moved away.
Marianna learned the business working in the families restaurants and jumped at the opportunity to return to Burton, when her father heard his former restaurant had become available.