A NEWLY-OPENED Italian restaurant in Fairford has has already been praised by residents for serving superb food with generous portions.

Colosseo officially opened its doors in Fairford town centre on Tuesday , April 22 and was fully booked for its first few nights.

Owner Zeuss said his customers seemed very happy and that everything was going well so far.

The restaurant has been praised on social networking site Facebook.

Diners have said it is a "great place" with a good wine selection. It has also been described as good value for money.

It has taken over the building where restaurant Allium was based near the Market Place.