Imagine dining in an intimate Italian villa. The atmosphere established by history, art, the lighting, the aromas of authentic pizza, and the taste of wine. That's goal of the new Soprano's Antico hoping for an opening in mid to late February at 2348 California Ave. SW in the space formerly occupied by Zatz a Better Bagel.
One of the partners in the new restaurant is Plamen Stoyanov, who previously owned Amante Pizza across the street. "I want people to feel like they are in Italy," he said.
To make that happen Stoyanov gave Artist/Designer/Builder Mike Larson a free hand to create a unique and appealing space with unique artwork (look for the faces hiding in the wall murals).
Stoyanov, incidentally has a fascinating history, having competed in the Tour De France bike race against Lance Armstrong and he remains an avid bike rider today.