A NEW Italian restaurant with a difference has opened in Blackburn.

Gino’s, in the former Tiggi's restaurant site, in King William Street, is the town’s first Italian eatery with a fully Halal menu.

The restaurant buys meat from local suppliers and has a host of offers to attract diners.

Manager Gino Di Filippo believes there is a big appetite for an eatery which caters for Halal diners.

Mr Filippo said: “We have been busy so far, so I am sure there’s a market for us.”