Cafe Amore expands its brand in Edmonton

Cafe Amore expands its brand in Edmonton

Cafe Amore expands its brand in Edmonton

The Crudo family — the force behind Cafe Amore and Black Pearl Seafood — are launching not one but two more concepts in Edmonton.

One new eatery, due to open late this year, is Bottega on 104 Street downtown. Co-owner Nick Crudo describes it as being inspired by Soho in New York, with an Italian influence. Much of the equipment is being imported from Italy, including a pizza oven.

“There will be pizza, tapas, entrees and a wine and grappa bar,” says Crudo. “It’s open for breakfast, too, with paninis, which is going to be fantastic.”

Bottega is a joint effort between the Crudo clan and another family-owned business, D’Amore’s Mercato, which has two Italian delicatessens in Edmonton (4612 99 St. and 12943 127 St.).

Opening in October is a satellite of the Crudo’s popular first restaurant, Cafe Amore. Located at Terwillegar Heights Towne Square (14032 23 Ave.), the new iteration will be a quick-service outlet where customers can create their own pasta and sauce combinations to take home. There will be some tables, but no liquor licence.

“It’s more of a to-go concept,” says Crudo, noting the new spot will also sell Italian sodas and specialty coffee.

The Crudo’s Cafe Amore is located at 10807 106 Ave. Black Pearl Seafood is at 10132 104 St.


Source: Edmonton Journal