Ponce City Market's newest restaurant is open for business. Bellina Alimentari, the eatery/market/"culinary club" began service Monday morning at 11 a.m., offering a seasonal Italian menu from former Horseradish Grill chef Dave Berry. Bellina will offer take-away dishes, in-house dining at the 14-seat bar, and ingredients such as fresh pasta and local meats and cheeses.
The restaurant's regular hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dishes include maltagliati della sorellina (house-made maltagliati pasta with mushroom ragu and crispy chicken bites); seasonal vegetable dishes at the antipasti bar; and Francesina, a Tuscan pulled beef and sweet onion stew, served over polenta. At the bar, expect Italian wines, beer, and cocktails, along with a selection of grappa.