The latest trend in neighborhood restaurants is expansion. First Settebello announced plans for a Summerlin location coming this summer, then Monta opened a ramen depot on Eastern Avenue, then Naked City Pizza Shop announced it’ll open a store this fall on Paradise Road near Harmon. The original shop inside Moon Doggie’s bar will stay open.
Just down the street from Naked City’s planned new digs, Italian stalwart Ferraro’s has launched a full-on, late-night, fine dining experience dubbed Mezzanotte. The entire dinner menu is available until 2 a.m. seven days a week, with 50 percent off all food items and 25 percent off drinks from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.
After kicking off its 2013 season at the Neon Museum, Project Dinner Table moves on to its next group meal on May 18 at Tivoli Village. Who’s in the kitchen? Bradley Ogden, about to open Hops & Harvest, Sam Marvin, about to open Echo & Rig Steakhouse, and sous chef Alicia Stewart of Poppy Den by Angelo Sosa. For info and tickets, visit projectdinnertable.com.
Another Tivoli Village update: Pizza Lounge is now open, a transplant from Southern California armed with 20 wines by the glass and 13 craft beers on tap to complement specialties like chipotle shrimp pizza and the Santa Fe taco pizza. The place has been swankified a bit since Radio City Pizzeria moved out, and an expanded patio is in the works.
But what if you want pizza for brunch? Dom DeMarco’s has you covered. Sunday brunch (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) features a deep dish pancake with caramelized apples, ricotta and mascarpone-stuffed French toast and a meatball Benedict, plus new pizzas with topping combos like ham, bacon, egg and cheese. And yes, of course there’s a Bloody Mary bar.