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Italian Eatery Revived in Capitol Park’s Albert Building

La Lanterna will feature pizza, pasta, and a full bar

The Albert Building.
The Albert Building.
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Downtown’s Capitol Park area is awash with development and open commercial spaces are filling up quickly. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Da Edoardo restaurant group, operators of Foxtown Grille, Cafe Nini, and more, will revive its founding restaurant, La Lanterna, in the Albert Building.

La Lanterna, a northern Italian-style restaurant was first opened in 1956 by Edoardo Barbieri in the Malcomson Building. The restaurant was a fixture through the ‘60s. The throwback concept will fill a 2,000-square-foot space in the first floor of the Albert with seating for between 60 and 70 diners. The restaurant, slated to open this fall, is expected to offer a bar, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Delivery will be available.

Of course, this isn’t the only project coming to Capitol Park. Go! Sy Thai announced earlier this year that it would expand to the Albert Building. That restaurant is also expected to debut this fall. Across the street, Townhouse restaurateur Jeremy Sasson is also developing a "modern steakhouse" concept that could open by November. The Detroit Optimism Society bar and restaurant group was also rumored to be developing a speakeasy-style bar in the area.

The Albert

1214 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 410-9312 Visit Website