The heretofore dinner-only spot at 13th and Wharton has been dishing out homey Italian-inspired fare since 2003. After 10 years, they were ready for some changes.
The dining room is getting a bit of a refresher, and when we stopped by, owners Maria Vanni and MaryAnn Brancaccio were painting the trim. They didn’t want us to show the restaurant in disarray, which means we were only able to snap a picture of the new wall hangings.
Lunch and dinner will now be Tuesday to Saturday. First day of lunch service is Tuesday Feb. 26. Here’s a sampling of planned lunch menu items, which is intended to be small and will change often. Everything is also available for takeout.
Split pea soup with chorizo
Eggs in purgatory (eggs poached in a spicy marinara sauce)
Chicken Milanese sandwich (chicken cutlet with lemon pepper aioli and arugula)
Artichoke grilled cheese
Portabella mushroom, caramelized onion and taleggio panini
Baked ham and gruyere cheese baguette with honey mustard
Spaghetti puttanesca (with cerignola olives and capers in light tomato sauce).
Plus homemade desserts