The long-awaited and much-anticipated opening of Ristorante LIDI (Little Italy/Daniel Island) is scheduled for March 7th. Located at the former location of Sienna/Hammets Landing at 901 Island Park Drive, Ristorante LIDI has undergone a wonderful renovation and is just waiting for a final permit. The concept of the Italian restaurant is authentic, affordable family dining served in a rustic environment. They are also offering complimentary valet parking which will be a great amenity that the previous owners did not provide.
The menu is chock full of classic Italian dishes such as wedding soup, seafood fra diavolo, and veal Milanese. In addition, they also will be offering family sized portions for the entire table to share. The wine list is well thought out and represents an interesting selection of Italian whites and reds. Think checked table cloths, dark wood, and plenty of olive oil. I can’t wait to see this place buzzing which I’m sure it will be as soon as they open their doors. Personally I think the concept is perfect for Daniel Island and opening at the right time.
Scott Sankar is the general manager and is eagerly ready to open the doors. Jason Colon is the chef owner and for more information including menus and wine lists, check out their website at http://www.ristorantelidi.com. I wish them the best and will look forward to digging into a plate of pasta, sopping up some gravy with crusty garlic bread and chasing it all down with a glass of Chianti. Congratulations to the staff at Ristorante LIDI and say “Hi” to Scott and tell him “Meg sent ya!”
Oh yeah, one more thing: In the immortal words of Mrs. Peter Clemenza, “Don’t forget the cannolis!”