Fans of the historic Roma Cafe in Eastern Market will have a new, yet similar destination for Italian dining starting next month. Roma’s former chef Guy Pelino’s planned replacement Amore Da Roma is slated to debut inside the former Eastern Market restaurant space in November with an identical menu to its predecessor and many of the same staff members, according to Crain’s.
Pelino’s restaurant was initially on track to open in early September but, as with so many openings, the transition is taking longer than initially predicted. While some parts of Amore Da Roma will feel familiar to Roma Cafe customers, the interior and exterior are undergoing a roughly $125,000 renovation. Diners can expect new floors and ceilings, updates to the bar and bathrooms, and photos of Eastern Market dating back to the 1930s and 1940s hanging on the walls.
Next spring, Amore Da Roma will also receive some exciting exterior additions including a repurposed shipping container bar and a bocce ball court.
Roma Cafe closed its doors in Eastern Market in July after 127 years of business. Stay tuned for updates on the anticipated debut.