PEOPLE in South Harting are enjoying La Dolce Vita as a new café has brought a little slice of Italy to the village.

Life has been bellissimo for Mariana Newton and her staff since La Follia opened in Lamb & Newt on August 24.

Backed by her “brilliant team” of Lucy Green, Ols Belcher and Honor Hawkes, the response has been amazing with customers travelling from as far as Reading to sample their espresso, pastries and small Italian dishes.

She said: “The reaction from the community has been phenomenal with people saying they’ve been waiting for something like this.”

They also stock imported Italian foodstuff, for more details visit or their social media accounts.