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La Rondinella Is Quietly Hosting Soft Openings in Eastern Market

Dave Mancini's project is nearing an official debut.

The paper was down and tables were set at La Rondinella on Wednesday.
The paper was down and tables were set at La Rondinella on Wednesday.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Two long years after Dave Mancini first announced plans to open a second restaurant in Eastern Market, La Rondinella is finally coming to fruition. Eater spotted tables set in the restaurant on Wednesday, which was quickly followed by tipster reports of activity in the restaurant. Mancini reluctantly confirmed that he is beginning friends and family soft openings this week. La Rondinella also opened for a brief preview at last night's Eastern Market After Dark event. When asked, Mancini could not offer a specific date for the official debut.


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The 1,000-square-foot restaurant located next to Mancini's popular Supino Pizzeria, will serve rustic Italian dishes such as handmade gnocchi, fresh pasta, grass-fed beef, and free range chicken in a refined bistro setting. Stay tuned for more updates.

Supino Pizzeria

2457 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 567-7879 Visit Website

La Rondinella

2453 Russell Street, Detroit, MI