Mancini, busy at work at the pizzeria, tells us that the menu was tiny, basically just slices of cheese, one cocktail and meatballs that he says will likely go on the menu once the spot opens. "Just because they were doing something in the market, we wanted to take advantage of that," he says.
The local legendary pizza maker has slowly worked on getting the space for La Rondinella ready for some time by now, suggesting he's taking his time to make it perfect. Situated next door to the pizza joint, the new spot's menu will be more straight-ahead Italian. He hosted a popup at Motor City Wine this summer to keep people buzzing. While he's still not providing any clues about a tentative opening date, we're hungry to find out what other tasty Italian fare he's got cooking.