The restaurant formerly known as 2182 Brecksville is opening with a new owner and a new name.
Tonino’s Bistro is expected to open today at 8918 Brecksville Road.
The new owner, Tony Calanni, is no stranger to the restaurant.
He was the bartender and general manager at 2182 Brecksville for the past three years.
Calanni isn't the only familiar face at his new restaurant: six of the nine employees worked at 2182 before it closed in October. It was expected to change hands a few weeks later, after some renovations.
Instead, the restaurant changed hands.
“We will bring a authentic product to Brecksville,” Calanni said. “I don’t’ know that anyone will match us.”
In addition to traditional fare, the restaurant will also feature steak Florentine; Osso Buco; mushroom risotto; Tuscan roasted chicken; and homemade fettuccine carbonara.
“We’re featuring authentic Italian cuisine from Angelina Calanni’s kitchen,”
Calanni said of his wife’s menu offerings.
And don’t forget about the premium wines and homemade desserts.
“It’s a casual Mediterranean bistro,” Calanni added. “A white tablecloth restaurant setting but with a casual feeling.”
The major renovations planned for 2182 didn’t work out, but the new restaurant will feature the work of local artist Leslie McCafferty.
Looking for the perfect date for Valentine’s week? You’d better call ahead at Tonino's, said Calanni.
The number is 440-792-4679.