Welcome to Quattro Mori
Traditional Italian food, fabulous pizzas, great wines and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently located in St Mary’s Chare, Hexham.
Quattro Mori is a family-run Italian restaurant and was established in 2006. Enter in your postcode on the left to get directions to our door.
Come join us for a quiet lunch, romantic dinner or celebration party.
Our identity and routes are symbolic of the flag of Sardinia. The flag of Sardinia, popularly known in Sardinia also as the Four Moors Flag, is the officially recognized flag of the Authonomous Region of Sardinia.
The flag is nicknamed “the Four Moors’ Banner” (“Bandiera dei Quattro Mori”). For More details please see: fotw.net
According to the Iberic tradition, the flag was created by King of Aragon Peter I after the victory of Alcoraz (1096). The battle was won with the help of St. George, therefore the red cross, who abandoned on the battle field the heads of the four defeated Moorish kings. The Sardinian tradition associated the Four Moors' banner to the mythical standard given by Pope Benedict II to the Pisans, who helped the Sardinians to fight the Sarracen invaders in 1017.
The representation of the Moors was not fixed: the Moors might face right or left or each other two by two, might be crowned, and might be banded. In the middle of the XVIIIth century, the representation was fixed: the Moors faced left and were eye-banded.
In 1952, by a Decree of the President of the Region dated 5 July 1952, the emblem was placed on the gonfalone of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and became the official symbol of the Region. The flag of the Region was prescribed by Regional Law of 15 April 1999. The Four Moors face the fly and the band was placed on their forehead.