Folks in the Outer Richmond are going to be getting a neighborhood Italian restaurant and enoteca this winter called FIORELLA. The project is going into the former Shimo and is from Boris Nemchenok (of Lower Haight’s Uva Enoteca), who is partnering with chef-partner Brandon Gillis (formerly Franny’s in Brooklyn and Bark Hot Dogs in Brooklyn and Manhattan). Nemchenok actually grew up in the Richmond and is excited to head back to the neighborhood.
On the menu: pies from the wood-fired oven, fresh pasta, and of course a fantastic list of Italian wines, which is Nemchenok’s passion. Dinner and brunch will be served, and there will be around 40 seats. They are currently targeting December 2015 or January 2016 for their opening. We’ll keep you updated in coming months as things take shape. 2339 Clement St. at 25th Ave.
The exterior of the former Shimo, the future home of Fiorella. Yelp photo by Mona C.