A new Italian restaurant is opening in the heart of Richmond.

Rafael'o Italian, a family-run eatery, is taking over the empty address 2-3 Trinity Church Square in the Market Place.

The restaurant is now open again for business and taking bookings.

Their opening night on October 25 was reportedly a huge success.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Inside Rafaelo's Italian

A spokesperson for the business said: "We would like to announce that we are now open and we are accepting bookings or walk-ins.

"Hope to see you soon!"

One commenter on Facebook attended the opening and described the experience as excellent.

They said: "We dined here last night on the opening day.

"The food, wine and service by staff was excellent.

"The menu is varied to meet everyone's personal taste and also a wine stock of high quality.

"If you're in Richmond, North Yorkshire, give this restaurant a try.

"Highly recommended."