Avon will soon be home to a new Italian restaurant concept created by the owner of the well-known Heck’s restaurant (Cleveland’s Ohio City and Avon locations).
Antica Italian Restaurant + Bar will open soon (tentative date is July 12) in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Piccolo, 35568 Detroit Road. A restaurant called Flair 22 was originally planning to open in the space, but the owners eventually decided not to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fadi Daoud, Antica owner and Avon resident, noted once the space became available it was ideal as it’s in a ‘great area.’
“Avon is booming,” he said in an email. “We want to see the dining scene in Avon grow. The development/shopping center we’re in is the only one that features only local Cleveland businesses, no chains.”
Some of those local businesses include Melt Bar and Grilled, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and Heck’s which are all directly across the driveway from the new Antica off Detroit Road.
“The concept is casual/fine Italian, serving classic Italian dishes with a modern twist,” said Daoud. “The space has a cool and fun feel to it, and a big bar with garage doors open to the patio.”
During the remodel of the space inside, Antica owners also included a party room available for private events.
According to information posted on the Antica website, the…