Toowoomba's newest Italian restaurant - Woggies.
Toowoomba's newest Italian restaurant - Woggies.

Take a look at Toowoomba's newest Italian - Woggies

THE name of Toowoomba's newest Italian restaurant is already making waves.

Woggies, on the former site of La Porchetta on Hume St, is opening for business this week.

The family restaurant's opening has been preceded by the business's cars driving around Toowoomba, complete with WOG numberplates.

Owner Dom Rognoni, said he was aware the name would be a talking point among some locals, but said it was a way of owning the term wog, once considered extremely derogatory.

Mr Rognoni has North Italian heritage.

"I was called a wog at school…my old man said you can either let it upset you or laugh at it," he said.

"I'm proud of it."

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