Solo Italiano opens in the Old Port on Thursday

May 20, 2016 778

Solo Italiano, a new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial St., will open Thursday at 4 p.m. The restaurant replaces Ebb & Flow, which closed in March. Angelo Ciocca, president of Nova Seafood, still leases the restaurant space but is replacing Ebb & Flow, which served Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with Solo Italiano, which will serve northern Italian cuisine.

The executive chef is Paolo Laboa, a native of Genoa who has been working in the United States for about 10 years. Most recently he was chef at Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa, Calif. Under his direction, the San Francisco Chronicle praised the place: "Bistro Don Giovanni seems to do everything well. ..." Before that he worked at Farina in San Francisco. In 2008, Laboa won the World Pesto Championship in Genoa. Solo Italiano will be open from 4 to 10:30 p.m. daily.


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