Openings and Closings

Damiano to Open in Boca Raton

Damiano, a southern Italian bistro by the owners of Frank & Dino's in Deerfield Beach, is scheduled to open October 2 in the former Assaggio Del Forno space at Regency Court in Boca Raton.

Assaggio Del Forno closed about three weeks ago. 


According to Boca Magazine,

partners Dennis Max and Frank Stampone have been bought out by John

Williams, who will be spearheading Damiano with new partners, a new

chef, and a new take on Italian cuisine.


We spoke with Damiano

partner Carlo Vaccarezza, who told us that the restaurant will focus on

southern Italian fare at a good price point, with dishes under $30.

Peter

Masiello, formerly of Il Bacio and Prime, has been tapped to head the

open kitchen, which will prominently feature a wood burning oven turning

out thin crust pizzas, fresh fish, chicken, and appetizers. The

restaurant will offer a full bar and extended wine list.

Damiano is scheduled to open on October 2.



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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