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Toronto-based Italian chain Terroni to open on Spring Street

By Kylie Reynolds
Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, at 10:20AM
Terroni Courtesy of Terroni

The inside of the spacious building that will be home to Terroni, an Italian restaurant opening in DTLA in mid-November.



The Toronto-based Italian restaurant chain Terroni is set to open its second L.A. location in Downtown this November -- and according to Brand Manager Johnathan Crocker, the restaurant owners hope to fit into the DTLA scene.

“The big thing about the Terroni brand is embracing the neighborhood we are in,” Crocker said. “It’s about how can we get into this community, while at the same keeping true to ourselves.”

Terroni's menu will revolve around southern Italian style cooking, such as homemade rigatoni and Margherita pizza, but with a few tweaks to cater to the new location, Crocker said.

Opening on Spring and 8th streets, Terroni will be housed in a former bank building that dates back to the 1920s. The expansive plot will be about three to four times larger than the Beverly location and includes space for a DJ -- who will provide background music for diners, Crocker said, but not turn the venue into a club. [Curbed L.A. reports] that the 6,000-square-foot space will include outdoor seating and a large bar.

Terroni also secured a cafe next door to the restaurant, where it plans to sell merchandise and take-out items, such as cheeses to pastas to meats.

The DTLA restaurant will be overseen by Vince Mammoliti, brother of Terroni founder Cosimo Mammoliti.

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