Three Italian cousins are taking their pizza business on the road.

Cugini Pizza, which started in a back garden in Harwood, have been based at Edgworth Cricket Club over the summer.

The next stop is to take their pizza all over Bolton, taking it on the road in a van. 

The business had to move from their aunt Antonia Sotgiu's garden in Harwood having after complaints of noise and smoke.

Now the trio  will be back in the winter as well as serving pizza from their brand new pizza van.

The cousins, Dino Clark, Connor Close and Callum Tombs use an authentic Italian self built pizza oven to churn out the tastiest pizzas going, and have become insta-famous for their pizzas.

They are headed to Alghero for a two week much needed break.

Dino said: “What a great summer, we just want to give a big thank you to everyone for joining us and taking away at Edgeworth CC.

“Thanks to all our staff, without you we couldn’t have completed it.

“Thank you to Edgeworth CC for having us and for your continued support.

“We’re taking a well-earned two week break and going to visit our Cugini in Alghero.”

Cugini started in 2020 after the lockdown in their aunt’s back garden.

Cugini is inspired by the trio’s Italian roots, especially their grandfather, who ran Salvatore’s in Westhoughton.

Their pizza menu includes a ‘duckin’ell’, a hoisin sauce base with fior di latte cheese, and shredded crispy duck.

But the cousins often introduce new pizza toppings and host pizza parties with giveaways whenever they can, including free pizza for the Cugini birthday in March.

Callum said: “Our Nonno, Salvatore Sotgiu, came from Italy in the 60s and opened one of Bolton’s first Italian restaurants, Salvatore’s, which is now Casa Nostra in Westhoughton.

“Although the Cuginis are born in bred in Bolton, which we’re proud of, we have been brought up with a passion for Italian food and especially pizza.”

After the complaint, Bolton Council assessed the property to see if there was more traffic due to the business or any structural changes to property as well as change of use.

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The council then decided that to operate the trio would have to apply for change of use.

The cousins say they will have more  exciting news to share soon.