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Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: June 28, 2012 07:08AM

The new owner seems to have a good track record. If this place is even remotely good it should thrive in Clifton!

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From the Fairfax Station Patch:

http://fairfaxstation.patch.com/articles/italian-restaurant-to-open-in-clifton?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton

The restaurant will open on Clifton's Main Street this fall.
By Rachel Hatzipanagos
June 27, 2012

A brick-oven pizzeria and Italian restaurant will open in Clifton this October.
“There’s really nowhere in Clifton that serves Italian food...Not many people deliver in Clifton either,” said co-owner Sal Speziale. “So I moved to the town and the opportunity came so I said, 'Why not?'”

The Villagio of Clifton restaurant will open in the space formerly occupied by Weston’s restaurant at 7145 Main St. in the Buckley building. Speziale and business partner Marcus Silva are working together to open the restaurant.

Speziale said that he has been in the restaurant business since 1991 and this will be the seventh Italian restaurant he has opening in the Northern Virginia area, though the latest restaurant will not be part of a chain. He previously owned the Paradiso Restaurant on Franconia Road in Alexandria, which his sister now operates.

The Villagio plans to feature a bar, outdoor patio, dining room, and a selection of Italian goods such as imported olive oil. Plans for the restaurant are currently going through the permitting process.

The opening is currently scheduled for early October. Food options, in addition to the brick-oven pizza, will include pasta dishes, calzones, and fresh bread. Speziale's mother, who is 85 years old, will be in charge of the sauces. His wife, Gina, and Silva’s wife, Colette, will also be helping out at the restaurant.

“It’s going to have a nice dining room and when you come here, you will think you are in Italy,” Speziale said.

To keep updated on the restaurant’s opening day, visit http://villagioclifton.com/

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: rhino ()
Date: June 28, 2012 07:24AM

place sounds really good! A lot better than Westons!

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: I gots to know ()
Date: June 28, 2012 07:32AM

Will it be located in the former elementary school building?

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: YOU KNOW ()
Date: June 28, 2012 08:03AM

Actually it is located right next door.Dont forget to just get the tap water. The italian bottled water is to expensive.

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: tap water ()
Date: June 28, 2012 12:25PM

Funny! One of the so called reasons they closed CES was because of the drinking water. Which was a lie.

I can't wait for the new restaurant to open up. Clifton is so much fun!


PS I have moved on!

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: July 09, 2012 08:51PM

bump

hopefully, this will be a good thing

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Re: Italian Restaurant to Open in Clifton
Posted by: Free Advice ()
Date: July 10, 2012 12:56AM

Free advice to anyone associated with this new restaurant. DO NOT TRY TO PROMOTE IT HERE. Read a couple of threads about another Clifton restaurant if you don't understand why.

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