A Winston-Salem restaurateur programs to open a vegan cafe in downtown Greensboro.
Brian Ricciardi, who ran Mozzarella Fellas for about five a long time in Winston-Salem, claimed he ideas to open up Radici at 214 S. Elm St., the previous internet site of Pier Oyster Bar & Grill, two doorways down from Crafted The Art of the Taco.
Ricciardi shut Mozzarella Fellas on Jan. 10 and strategies to open a new restaurant Jan. 14 in downtown Winston-Salem called Dom’s.
Ricciardi, who eats a vegan diet, began Mozzarella Fellas in 2016 as a pizza and Italian restaurant. He little by little expanded the menu to sandwiches and other items. He also extra gluten-totally free and vegan dishes and substitutions.
All through the pandemic previous spring, Ricciardi altered the menu at Mozzarella Fellas to 100% vegan items.
“In light-weight of every thing likely down with coronavirus and not being aware of if I was heading to have a business, I figured I’d go out on my very own terms if I do not make it,” Ricciardi said in June. “It’s what I’m passionate about, so I’m getting a leap of religion.”
That experience prompted him to envision a vegan cafe for his transfer to downtown Winston-Salem.
Radici — which means “roots” in Italian — will be a vegan restaurant and will have a small menu, in all probability with some overlap of dishes served at Dom’s.