After several days of private previews, Detroit’s latest Italian dining destination SheWolf has finally set the date. Chef Anthony Lombardo confirms to the Detroit Free Press that the Roman-influenced restaurant will open its big metal door to the public on Friday, June 29.
Lombardo, who previously honed his skills at Bacco in Southfield, partnered with Tim Ponton and Frank Arcori on the hotly anticipated project. The group is also working with seasoned general manager and sommelier Mindy Lopus (former owner of Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro, Bella Piatti, and Red Crown). The group tapped architecture firm Ron and Roman to lead the $2 million renovation at the base of the Selden condo development. The completed 3,300-square-foot restaurant seats 90 and features a 30-seat outdoor patio.
Pasta dishes are central to SheWolf’s contemporary Italian menu and Lombardo is aiming to raise the standards for noodles by milling his own organic, heritage whole wheat flour daily. The menu will include 10 styles of pasta (yes, gluten-free options will be available) as well as options like 16-ounce tomahawk veal chops, and focaccia. For dessert look out for options like soft-serve gelato and panna cotta. On the bar side, Lopus has assembled primarily Italian wines, cocktails, and a handful of beers.
The restaurant will offer first-come, first-served seating for the first week and will begin accepting reservations on Friday, July 6.
SheWolf is located at 438 Selden St.; opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.
• SheWolf Is Michigan’s Only Restaurant Milling Its Own Flour [Freep]
• Roman-Style Pasta Spot SheWolf Nears the Finish Line in Cass Corridor [ED]
• Former Bacco Chef Anthony Lombardo to Open Pasta-Centric SheWolf in Midtown [ED]
• Detroit’s Most Anticipated Restaurants and Bars, Spring 2018 [ED]
• Peek Inside the Selden in Midtown [CDET]
• All SheWolf Coverage [ED]
• All Openings Coverage [ED]