"It was an honour": Halifax restaurant owners react to Robert De Niro's visit

The owners of a Halifax town centre restaurant have said it was 'an honour' to host Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro last night.

Husband and wife pairing Michael and Olivia Ricci, who run Ricci's Place on Crossley Street, kept booking a secret from staff, friends and family for six weeks.

Michael Ricci, owner of Ricci's Place.

Michael Ricci, owner of Ricci's Place.

"It was an honour," Michael said, "he was such a lovely, lovely man. Very down to earth."

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The two-time Academy Award winner dined at the restaurant on his way to an event at the Royal Armouries complex in Leeds.

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