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Cantinetta gets Eastside sibling soon

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Cantinetta fans, you’ve probably heard that the rustic Italian Wallingford restaurant is opening another location in Bellevue.

Nancy Leson at the Seattle Times writes today that the new spot at 10038 Main Street in Old Bellevue will open in late August, and she serves up many details of the new restaurant and how the two Cantinettas will work together.

Some more details from the story:

A second location has been on his agenda from the start said [owner Trevor] Greenwood, who will split his time between the two restaurants, working the door and the floor. In doing so, he hopes to keep the Cantinetta experience as consistent as possible, and brings to that task in Bellevue a new chef, Tomer Shneor, late of New York City, where the Israeli chef worked with Daniel Boulud and perfected his prowess with pasta during two years spent at Lidia Bastianich’s flagship restaurant, Felidia, Greenwood said.

That practice should serve him well as he works in conjunction with chef Emran Chowdhury, who will stay the course in Wallingford taking over where chef-exec Brian Cartenuto left off. Chowdhury and Shneor will share Cartenuto’s role at the two Cantinettas, where they’ll collaborate their menus and “keep a consistent product” according to Greenwood.

Read more about Cantinetta’s history and future in the Times story.