One of the Three Towns' favourite Italian restaurants has announced its immediate closure.

Cecchini's in Ardrossan took to social media to let customers know it would no longer be able to serve them due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The post read: "We are writing this with an extremely heavy heart, but also knowing that this is the right thing to do to safeguard all our staff and loyal customers.

"Cecchini's will close effective immediately."

The team said they hope, by acting swiftly, they are able to protect staff and business and thereby be able to return 'with a vengeance when this all blows over'.

They said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who will be affected by this decision, either directly or indirectly, and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank you all for your hard work and loyalty.

"See you all on the other side."