A taste of Italy comes to Main Street

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

It is a long way from the north of Italy to Ruther­glen Main Street, but that is ex­actly the route trav­elled by one woman.

Anueta Laing is the brain­child be­hind Padano, an Ital­ian res­tau­rant right in the heart of Ruther­glen.

Padano opened on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, on the site of the old Bower Bar.

And to mark the oc­ca­sion, Anueta has teamed up with the Re­former to of­fer a lucky reader the chance to win a meal for two with a drink.

“A lot of work has gone into this,” Anueta told the Re­former. “From what I have heard, this place used to be a pub and then an In­dian res­tau­rant.

“A lot of peo­ple know it as the Bower Bar. We wanted to open an Ital­ian here be­cause there’s noth­ing like this in the area. We have two kids, but there is nowhere around here for a fam­ily un­less you are go­ing fur­ther afield. This will be real, au­then­tic Ital­ian food.”

Anueta comes from a town 40 min­utes out­side Mi­lan but has lived in the Royal Burgh for the past five years.

Her husband, Paul, grew up in Ruther­glen and was a stu­dent at Stonelaw High.

Anueta added: “We have both worked in restau­rants and trav­elled a bit in Italy as well as liv­ing in Spain and we’ve al­ways been in hos­pi­tal­ity

“My husband was op­er­a­tions man­ager for a res­tau­rant in the city cen­tre but we both just thought it was time to do things for our­selves.”

Fam­ily run res­tau­rant Anueta Laing with her husband, David

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