Coming soon: Villa Toscana [UPDATED]

O BC of little faith. It seems that Villa Toscana (179 Brockley Road) represents not just a new lick of paint on an old business, but a genuine attempt by a new team to start a restaurant to replace the hole left by La Lanterna.

They now have a temporary sign (with contact details - already a cut above Alby's Place) and various readers have been told that it is due to open shortly.

UPDATE: The Villa Toscana team has now confirmed that "Villa Toscana opening party will be on Thursday 18th October from 6- 9pm. Restaurant will be fully open from Friday 19th October."