Vino Vino owner Jeff Courington is venturing over to the East Side to create a warm, family Italian restaurant with a slight upscale bent. His forthcoming Pan-Italian eatery Al Fico, which he describes as “informed Italian food,” hopes to outdo existing restaurants with upscale takes on traditional dishes like tajarin di senape (mustard long noodles with a hen ragù, Napa cabbage, pancetta and fontina). The space will have an outdoor patio, bar seating and two dining rooms, and the feel will be dark and sophisticated. And like Vino Vino, they’ll have a killer wine list. This one will be entirely Italian, with wine from every region of the country. The restaurant was slated to open in June 2013 but still doesn’t have an opening date.
1700 E. Second St.