Frankie Primo’s +39, an Italian restaurant and bar across Chippewa Street from Soho Burger Bar, will open Thursday for lunch.
The new look includes extensive interior renovations and the addition of a brick pizza oven, said Jay Manno, an owner of both restaurants. The space, at 51 W. Chippewa St., was formerly City Tavern.
The opening menu includes appetizers of artichokes ($8), buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes ($9) and shrimp scampi ($13), salads of kale ($10) and fennel with citrus ($9), and panini ($9-$14). Entrees include pastas and gnocchi ($15-$22) and brick oven pizza ($13-$17).
“We’re hoping people love the food,” said Manno. “I think the place turned out great aesthetically. The chefs have been putting out great product in the tastings. We’re going to hit the ground running, and I hope people are patient while we get our systems in place.”
The doors will open at 11 a.m. for lunch, and the kitchen closes at midnight, Manno said.
Why "Frankie Primo's +39"? The name of the restaurant comes from Manno's children's names plus the code for phoning Italy, he explained.
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