New Italian eatery opens in Liverpool

Hey Farina is the latest Italian eatery to open in Liverpool and will open seven days a week from a city centre location. Tony McDonough reports

Hey Farina
The team at Hey Farina in Williamson Square in Liverpool


A new Italian food venue has opened in Liverpool city centre.

Hey Farina has started welcoming diners to its venue in Williamson Square. Opened by the Cillo family, it will be one of seven food and drink outlets they operate on the same site, spread over four floors.

This latest venture sits alongside the Cillo family’s P&D Deli, which is led by experienced hospitality entrepreneur Donato Cillo.

It will be open seven days a week and specialise in all things flour as the name suggests. Hey Farina will serve authentic pasta, salads, focaccia and baked goods.

Donato said: “We are so proud to showcase our culture and cuisine in a city that is bursting with incredible food and an extremely supportive community.

Hey Farina is our twist on modern Italian dining whilst using quality produce and ingredients in a variety of regional recipes. Our family really does have a real passion for all things food, and we put our hearts into everything we craft. 

“For us, it’s all about creating a true Italian experience. From the moment you step through the door, you will be transported straight into Italy with an authentic atmosphere accompanied by truly Italian music.”

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Headed by husband and wife duo Carmine Cillo and Antonella Bovino, Hey Farina also offers a choice of vegan and gluten free dishes.These are accompanied with a host of classic Italian cocktails, beers, wines and spirits, as well as a selection of soft drinks.

Donato added: “We have been building our ‘Italian Quarter’ for more than 10 years now and we are so happy to finally share with you the next part of our story and to say thank you to our loyal customers for supporting us throughout.

“Our staff originate from all over Italy, so we have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to regional and seasonal traditions, which we mirror throughout all corners of our business – it’s what makes us.”

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