British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s family-friendly restaurant Jamie’s Italian is heading to Orchard Road. The second restaurant will open in the third quarter of the year at Forum The Shopping Mall.

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It will serve its signature freshly-made pasta, thin-crust pizza and salads. The bar section will also serve a variety of cocktails, wine and beer.

The restaurant chain started in 2008 in Oxford, England, in partnership with Oliver’s Italian chef-mentor Gennaro Contaldo. There are now more than 50 restaurants worldwide.

The first Jamie’s Italian opened here at VivoCity in July 2013 – a collaboration with Singapore property group Hotel Properties.

Come April 23, the VivoCity outlet will roll out a new menu of homey Italian favourites, under its new Italian-born head chef Alessandro Laconi.

This story was first published on The Straits Times, 7 April 2015.