Late last week, my friends and I were enjoying a fabulous happy hour at Press Wine Bar in Tremont. The weather was a balmy 70 degrees and all was well in the world. After our incredibly inexpensive and delicious dinners, we wandered over to the Banyan Tree for some browsing. As we were shopping, I glanced across the street and was surprised to see a new restaurant had popped up next to Ginko.
Now generally I consider myself pretty much in the know, and if I don’t know about something, my friends usually do. In this case, none of us had any idea that Dante Boccuzzi was opening another restaurant in Tremont. So obviously we did what any curious person would do and walked across the street to check it out.
We popped inside to view the menu and found that the restaurant was not actually open yet, but hosting a private event. We grabbed a menu and the scoop as to what we could expect from this new restaurant. Turns out that Next Door will be open for Lunch and Brunch. In the evenings, the space will be used as overflow from Dante and for larger groups. Food is classified as traditional Italian and features pizza, salads, paninis, pastas and soup. I am especially looking forward to trying their Lobster Minestrone, which sounds fabulous. In addition to serving lunch and brunch, Next Door will offer pizza happy hour Thursday – Sunday from 10 pm to close!
The restaurant officially opened its doors on Sunday, April 13, so I’m already planning my first visit! For those of you who may not know, Dante Boccuzzi also owns Dante and Ginko, which are located in adjoining buildings. If the food at Next Door is any match to the two existing restaurants, we are in for a real treat. Next steps? Dante is looking to open a live music venue in the basement of the new building. More details to come. Check out this article from cleveland.com to learn more!
Dante Next Door: 2247 Professor Avenue, Cleveland; Lunch served from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Friday, Brunch served 10:30 a.m. – 3p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday