The eagerly-anticipated Italian/Creole fusion restaurant replaced The Epicurean in October.
Fenice Creolo is finally, fully, here. The Village of Eland restaurant that has been operating as just a takeout beer store since its October opening due to renovations, will be offering a full dinner menu starting on February 7, co-owner Tom Mastronardo confirmed last night. “We’re just going to be doing dinner this week, getting everybody on the same page, then on Tuesday”—February 12—“we’ll be open for lunch too,” Mastronardo explained. Fenice, which replaced the Epicurean when it closed in August, specializes in Italian and Creole fusion. For more information on the unique restaurant, read Phoenixville Patch’s October profile here.
A new restaurant and bar is taking the place of the departed Epicurean.
In Phoenixville, as in other municipalities during times of less-than-robust economic growth, when one business leaves, it’s often a while before another moves in. Not this time. While The Epicurean broke hearts when it abruptly closed its doors for the last time in mid-August, an exciting new restaurant and bar has already taken its place. Christopher Lamarra, 30, says Fenice Creolo is going to bring a unique Creole and Italian flavor to the borough. Lamarra, who co-owns Creolo along Tom Mastronardo, 37, said the restaurant will boast a unique menu—though it’s a work in progress, look out for the blackened catfish and crab cakes—and appeal to a broad clientele. “We want to please everybody. I want the guy with the backwards hat to come in…