• What Chef Paul Verica has planned for Italian restaurant in NoDa

    By: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - James Beard-nominated Chef Paul Verica will expand his restaurant portfolio with an Italian concept next year.

    The goal is for Orto — or kitchen garden, in Italian — to open in April in NoDa, Verica said. 

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    That upscale casual restaurant will occupy over 3,000 square feet in the Novel NoDa project on 36th Street. That’s adjacent to the Lynx Blue Line’s 36th Street Station. 

    Verica — also behind The Stanley in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood — said he was drawn to the neighborhood’s walkability and boom in apartments. “I want us to be a neighborhood spot, not a destination,” he said.

    Read more here about plans for the restaurant.

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