Photo by Derek Berg
As we've been reporting, Via Della Pace is reopening in a new space at 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.
Turns out co-owner Giovanni Bartocci and company have another venture on the block. Work has been taking place at 60 E. Fourth St. in recent weeks on an Italian deli/cafe going by, we're told, Via Della Scrofa.
The handpainted signage lists items such as espresso, biscotti, tramezzini, chinotto and porchetta.
No word on opening dates for either business.
The 17-year-old Via Della Pace lost its home during the devastating fire on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street in December 2020.
The Italian restaurant had been closed since the previous fire on Feb. 10, 2020. At the time, the owners were unsure if they would ever reopen on Seventh Street. The fire last Dec. 5 took care of that, as workers had to demolish the five-floor building.