In the middle of this international pandemic, we know we can always count on pizza. 🍕
Greenville, say ciao to Belladina’s. Owner Joseph Leccese is working with his father, Potito (Pat), to open two new Italian restaurants in downtown Greenville this year under the name Belladina’s.
Blood is thicker than marinara
Potito immigrated to America from Italy and has always worked in the restaurant industry. In the mid-1970s, Pat, as he is known by many, opened his first place. Since that time, he has opened several more Italian restaurants down the east coast from Maryland to Myrtle Beach. Up until January, his son Joseph was the owner of Vito’s in Greer before selling the business to focus wholeheartedly on Belladina’s.
So, here’s the dish on the two new locations:
📍 9 West Washington Street | Greenville (Formerly home to Mustard)
🎉 Grand Opening Date: Late spring/early summer 2020
🍕 Pizza Oven: Rare, old school deck oven
🍽️ Indoor + outdoor seating for ~70 people (+ a live edge wood window bar) with a focus on carry out + pizza by the slice
Belladina’s Little Italy
📍 101 South Hudson Street | Greenville
🎉 Grand Opening Date: Late 2020
🍕 Pizza Oven: Brick oven
🍽️ Indoor + outdoor seating, patio areas for private reservations, several bars
🇮🇹 1,300 sq ft grab-and-go market (Think breads, meats, cheeses, premade pizzas, homemade sauces + desserts. Oh, and did we mention there’s an olive oil bar?)
🏆 Bocce ball courts (that double as an area for corn hole)
Across the (cheese + prosciutto) board
All in all, you can expect authentic Italian food with a heavy focus on family and community. Joseph hopes to source exclusive and unique food + bev options from around the corner and across the globe to keep customers coming back for more. Pro Tip: Time spent eating pizza is not deducted from one’s lifespan.