He opened his newest spot, Fiorella, in an old South Philadelphia sausage factory on Valentine's Day, a tiny 16-seater where he envisioned people packing in to enjoy noodles and wine.
But after one "amazing" month, he was shut down by the COVID crisis. He took a week to mourn and then started doing what he always considered unthinkable -- takeout.
At Fiorella's, he's selling pasta kits, while his signature restaurant Vetri Cucina is serving up to-go meals.
And he's looking towards the future of dining with social distancing, virtual cooking classes and creative ways to create hospitality without physical intimacy.
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