Talk about great bone structure. This is the new home to Terroni, a grown up and grand rendition of the popular Beverly Boulevard Italian haunt, slated to open its second Los Angeles location mid-November. It's easy to see why Max Stefanelli, managing partner of the Terroni chain born in Canada and curator of all things true and authentically Italian, fell in love with this Spring and 8th location. The building itself dates back to 1924, it occupies two corners and, in fact, resembles the very first Canadian Terroni (there are now six Terroni iterations in Canada) which is housed in an old courthouse, a historical site, too.
It took Terroni (founder Cosimo Mammoliti, co-owner Shereen Arazm, and Stefanelli) over a year to close the deal on this 6,000 square foot space which includes a 1,400 square foot mezzanine. And as of recent, they additionally snagged an adjacent cafe, in which he plans to open a wine shop and glorified salumeria or gastronomica stocked with artisan products, salumi, cheese, fresh produce, a rotisserie and more high quality foodstuffs to go. But, there is also a place to order any Terroni dish to take home for lunch or dinner.
But back to the main restaurant. Just outside the entrance one will find a few tables for al fresco dining. Upon entering is a 25-seat main bar which will be open "late." Hours still tbd. To the right a dj booth (not for any crazy music parties) and straight back will sit a large glass refrigerator to showcase a variety of cured meats. Behind this, a long open kitchen with windows that look out from the kitchen to the street. Upstairs one will find a private wine cellar dining room. As for furniture and lighting, Stefanelli is planning original Thonet chairs and Castor lighting fixtures. [EaterWire]