Finally, the lease has been signed (today) and the word is official, Tony Vallone and Jeff Vallone are opening an Italian eatery in the old La Strada location on lower Westheimer in the heart of Montrose.
Contrary to early reports, this will not be a second home of his popular Ciao Bello that has been packing them in since opening on San Felipe last fall.
Look for the new, avant-garde Caffe Bello to open in mid-June. Vallone said today that the cutting edge decor will be a visual complement to his brand of updated Italian fare that will be featured. The contemporary setting, he added, will welcome a clientele in a casual mood.
Joining the Vallones in this effort are Ciao Bello partners Jim Jard and Scott Sulma.