Diners looking for Italian fare in Mineola will have to get used to a change as has decided to close its doors, reopening as Andiamo Thursday afternoon.
Workers outside the restaurant on the corner of Mineola Boulevard and Harrisson Avenue were seen taking down the old lettering and replacing it with a more black and silver color scheme.
According to an article in Newsday, the restaurant has come under the new ownership of Paul Saliski and Jeana Vimbor, who were hired as “consultants” on PastaVino this past spring. The two became partners on the restaurant last month and began designing the new concept, which is described as “a little more sleek, a little less rustic” and with a repainted dining area.
From the article:
PastaVino opened in 2008, a collaboration between Carmelo Sapuppo and Phil Iannuccilli who were, at the time, respectively, owner and chef at the now-closed Maxxels in Mineola. Iannuccilli left PastaVino in August 2009 and Sapuppo left in May 2011, leaving the restaurant in the hands of non-working partners. It was these partners who brought on the Garden Staters.
‘Andiamo,’ which translated from Italian means “let’s go,” is planning to serve both contemporary and Italian-American cuisine as well as continental. The chef is George Echeverria, formally of Amicale in Huntington.