Edinburgh Italian restaurant set for makeover with plans for two-bedroom flat

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The Shandwick Place diner could be reduced in size to make way for a flat.

A long-standing Italian restaurant in Edinburgh could be set for major changes after plans were unveiled for a two-bedroom flat on the premises.

The Shandwick Place diner could be reduced in size to make way for the apartment, according to documents sent to the city council.

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Owner Tony Pia is seeking permission to move the kitchen from the lower ground floor to the main shop floor.

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Papers compiled by agents Format Design show male and female toilets would also be moved to the lower ground floor and a unisex toilet added to the main area.

The upper floor, which currently hosts six tables for diners and customer toilets, would be converted into a flat.

It would have an open kitchen, dining and living area, an en-suite master bedroom, smaller bedroom and bathroom.

The restaurant would have a seated capacity of 70 following the changes.

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