Property developer Bo Khan launched his first 100-cover restaurant Per Tutti on Liverpool Road following a £1.45m investment, which created 15 jobs.
Mr Khan said that in the first four months of trading it has already met its targets and he is keen to launch a second outlet within 25 miles of Manchester by the end of the year.
The restaurants will be managed by sons Chris (pictured with chef Agostino Vittello) and Daniel, who are also directors in the business.
Chris already has experience in the restaurant and bar trade. He was a manager at Olive Press in Manchester and Panacea in Alderley Edge.
Mr Khan said: “I saw Liverpool Road as a growth opportunity. The area is constantly developing and there are already some great restaurants in the same location attracting visitors to the area. The Museum of Science and Industry is also on our doorstep attracting footfall.
“Although there are several Italian restaurants in the city, we wanted an offering that served simple Italians dishes made from scratch. Everything from the pizza dough to the ravioli is made by our chefs in the kitchen.
“Customers want authentic cuisine and business has been doing well.”
Mr Khan said he aims to buy one site per year over the next five years.
He said: “We have already shown confidence in the market by investing in Manchester.
“We want to grow steadily and finance the venues ourselves.”
Chris said: “I’ve had the opportunity to learn a great deal over the last few years and it’s been extremely satisfying putting that experience together with our own ideas for Per Tutti.
“We’ve got a superb location, near both the Manchester Convention Centre and the Opera House and our head chef Agostino Vitiello is from Naples.
Claire Beaumont, a property specialist at Laytons, advised Per Tutti on its lease for the Liverpool Road venue.
She said: “It was a pleasure to work with restaurateurs who have such a passion for making dining out such a delightful experience and we wish Per Tutti every success.”