Return of Rialto: Falkirk restaurant revives original name in refurbishment

North Star in Falkirk's Vicar Street will once again be known as Rialto - its original name - as part of a refurbishment of the bar and restaurant.

Picture Michael Gillen

Falkirk Council's licensing board agreed to several changes - including allowing Rialto to make home deliveries of alcohol along with food.

The new licence will also mean that older teenagers can enjoy a pizza in the restaurant, without mum or dad, until 10 o'clock.

Colin Green said: "We do have enquiries and a demand from young people who would like to come in for a pizza - we do some other food but mostly we operate as a pizzeria.

"There is a demand from that age group to come in and sit down and have a pizza and a non-alcoholic drink.

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"We also have some fundraising stuff and live music that young people might be attending - and the current 9 pm finish excludes them from the event."

He stressed that young people attending events would only be allowed to be there if they were having a meal.

Other changes to the licence were simply updating it by adding more activities including dance, theatre and films during core hours and conference facilities and televised sports outwith core hours.

The venue was also given permission to serve alcohol from 11 am on Sunday, with a similar change in its off-sales hours.

The board's vice-convener Robert Bissett said: "It is a well run establishment and given the current pandemic it's good that we're seeing them expand and improve the business."

Rialto will open again on Monday, May 17.

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