A POPULAR Italian street food restaurant in Westcliff is up for sale. 

Pasta Pia, in London Road, is available for lease at a reduced price as bosses search for a quick sale, the lease is on the market for £72,500.

Gerard Biagioni, from Dedman Gray which is marketing the eatery called for the business to remain as an Italian restaurant to ensure it remains a big hit in the area.

Mr Biagioni says Pasta Pia is more unusual as the kitchen is in a separate building to the dining area, but has proved popular selling street food-style pasta.

He said: “The kitchen is down the road and this will take someone prepared to do that.

“Usually, the kitchen is on site and this could be a reason why there’s not as much interest as we would expect.

“It’s been reduced in price and may need to go down again.

“The family are selling it due to personal reasons related to health.

“I think something quite niche is needed there but similar to what’s there now. It is quite small but has been performing well.”