Aug. 1, 2013 By Christian Murray
An up-scale Italian restaurant will be opening within two weeks in the space that was occupied by the now-defunct Tapenade Bistro (44-07 on Queens Blvd).
The restaurant, which will be called Venturo, is going to offer Italian-inspired cuisine, using products from the local greenmarket.
“We hope to be open somewhere around August 7 through August 9,” said Giusepe Falco, one of the owners who was working on the Queens Blvd restaurant yesterday.
The restaurant will be owned and operated by three people who run restaurants together in Astoria.
The owners—Giusepe Falco, Leonard Sacco and Michelle Vido—will model the Queens Blvd. restaurant after “Vesta trattoria and wine bar”, a restaurant the they own located at 21-02 30th Avenue.
The owners also have a restaurant called “Pachanga Patterson”, which offers Mexican-styled cuisine. It is located at 33-17 31st Avenue.
Meanwhile, Beauty & Balance, located at 46-04 Skillman Avenue, is also likely to open soon. While the owner couldn’t be contacted, its awning has gone up and it has been revamped inside. This was the former location of the Romanian Garden.