Mama Mia! Carluccio’s to open stateside

CARLUCCIO’S, the Italian restaurant chain founded by Antonio Carluccio, is set to open its first eatery in the US after roaring to a 19.1 per cent rise in pre-tax profits last year. The company, now owned by Dubai-based Landmark and run by boss Simon Kossoff, reported turnover of £118m, up 22.5 per cent for the year ending September.