Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press Food Writer
Cantoro Italian Market & Trattoria is opening a second restaurant in Troy. It will be located behind the San Marino Club at 1695 E. Big Beaver and in the space formerly occupied by Tre Monte, which closed in January 2017.
The restaurant will offer lunch, dinner and have banquet capacity. Expect Italian cuisine that will include steaks and seafood, house-made pastas, soups, pizzas and desserts. There will be a selection of wines along with a full liquor and beer menu.
The opening is slated for May. The 10,000-square-foot, multi-room restaurant will have seating for 120 in the main dining room, 125 in the banquet room and outdoor seating for 80 in a courtyard. Initially, it will be open for dinner service from 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. It will open for lunch later this year.
Cantoro Italian Trattoria’s original location is attached to Cantoro’s 55,000-square-foot Italian market in Northville Township on Haggerty Road. The Cantoro brand also has a market in Livonia. The second-generation family business is owned by brothers John and Michael Fallone.
“My family is pleased to grow our Cantoro Italian Trattoria dining experience,” said co-owner John Fallone in a news release. “The location is surrounded by a dense business and residential community that is culturally diverse – including a strong Italian population – who all love great food. Diners will love our brighter, complete redesign and remodel of the space.”
Jeffrey Jepko Valente will be the general manager at the new location, which expects to employ 50. He’s the former executive chef and president of Hutton Street Market and Little Italy in Northville and worked in chef capacities at several well-known area restaurants, including Pizzeria Biga/Bigalora, Too Ra Loo Corner Grill & Bar, as well as executive chef and managing partner of Villa Maria in West Bloomfield.
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