An independent restaurant has announced it will close for good next month.

Villaggio Pizza in Eaglesham confirmed the sad news to customers on May 8 that they will close their doors from June 1.

The owners revealed that they wanted to let their children, who work in the pizzeria, embark on their own careers, and also turn their attention more closely to another business. 

They thanked every customer for their support over Villaggio's four years of trading. 

A spokesperson said: "This decision was not taken lightly and has caused many sleepless nights in our household.

"The business was started and opened by myself, my good friend Iain, and both our families in March 2020. Since then, the business has grown with all your support and kindness into more than just pizza shop. Along the way we’ve made new friends in our community and had lots of lovely messages from you all.

"The business has also seen our children grow and hone their social skills to be able to interact with others that makes us very proud. Now, they have their own futures and paths to take and it would be selfish to slow that process by eating into that time by having them work the hours that they do in the shop.

"As many of you know, I also have another business that I want to spend more time on and increase our work turnover to accommodate all inquiries.

"So these are the reasons that this decision has been made on, it will be hard to close the door for the final time and definitely emotional. However, we couldn’t have done it without you all and you have all been amazing in supporting us on this 4-year trip, in which, we are truly grateful.

"From a pizza oven in the back garden to a local business it’s been a steep learning curve but worth all the hard work. I would also like to thank all our staff/families for all their hard work over the years it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

"We will be open our usual hours for the next 4 weeks until the Eaglesham fair.

"Thanks Again, Villaggio Family."

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The 'King Charlie Pizza' was created in tribute to the new king in May 2023 and featured curls of onion hair and a crown of chips adorned with jalapeno 'jewels'.