Taste of Italy comes to Touchwood

Solihull welcomes launch of Emporio Atari bar and café 

The team behind Lucarelli restaurants in the Mailbox has opened Emporio Atari – an Italian bar and café inspired by one of the oldest coffee houses in Italy – in Touchwood shopping centre, Solihull.

Award-winning Italian celebrity chef Aldo Zilli has brought his expertise to help create new signature dishes for the upcoming seasonal menus. As well as offering great Italian coffee, Emporio Artari serves Lucarelli-style cicchetti food, including sharing platters, arancini, oven-baked lasagne and panini and even an indulgent Italian-style Afternoon Tea.


1. Aldo Zilli

2. Carmine Sacco, Jo and Wayne Shemmel, Eduardo Artari

3. Mark Walters, Gary Newbon

4 .Deputy mayor, Cllr Joe Tildesley, Karen Grinsell

5. Elia Vergnano

6. Emma Howden, Anita Champaneri

7. Julian Smith

8. Lucy Burnett

9. Christiana Plati

Photography by Paul Matthews