Popular Co Tyrone pizzeria makes the move to the big smoke

A popular family run Co Tyrone pizzeria is to make the move to the big city as it sets up shop on the Malone Road in Belfast.

Giuseppe’s first opened on John Street in Omagh seventeen years ago and quickly became a firm favourite with those around the town.

After another opening in Strabane followed, owner Aidan McCausland has decided to try his luck at the premises in the student area in the south of the city.

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Having opened the doors over the summer, Aidan says a lot of people from his hometown now living in Belfast have always craved their fix of what he calls ‘Omagh style pizza’.

“A lot of the students used to come home at Christmas and say we live coming home for the pizzas,” he told Belfast Live.

“There would be a lot of students in Belfast from Omagh and Tyrone, a lot of people living there as well now.

“They seem to like the Omagh style of pizza and say they can’t get close to it in Belfast.

Giuseppe’s first opened on John Street in Omagh
Giuseppe’s first opened on John Street in Omagh

“There’s a lot of good pizza places but they just don’t seem to have the same style of dough or base.

“So I was keeping an eye out for any spaces that came available and luckily enough this came up a few months ago.”

Aidan says any decision to open up a new business is one that comes with risk these days but it’s one that he is confident will pay off.

“It’s a big move, it’s a daunting move,” he says.

“It’s been a long eight months to get the place to be able to open, but now that we are here I’m happy with how it has gone.

“Who knows what the future holds, it’s great to keep the brand going because people in Omagh and Strabane really do enjoy the food.”

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