The guy who owns The Saint and Havana is opening a "grand Roman-style trattoria" to be named later. Quentin Ertel tells The Stranger's Bethany Jean Clement that, "The space in the Greenus Building is phenomenal for it. It's perfectly situated, with the (First Covenant) Church to the West. I walked in and thought of Rome."
Clement reports that the new project that will occupy about 4,000 feet of space on the northeast corner of East Pike St. and Summit Ave. will be an all day-affair, serving simple, handcrafted food inspired by Rome and Italy's Lazio region. Expect dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara with house-cured guanciale and maiale agrodolce (pork chop with honey, balsamic and rosemary). There will also be a legit bar program.
Ertel says he's looking outside the city for a chef. He is thinking his restaurant could open late winter-ish.
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