Quick Bites

L’oca, a high-end Northern Italian has opened at 2025 Fairmount Avenue in Fairmount. Chef Luca Garutti is a veteran of La Locanda del Ghiottone and Ristorante Panorama. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Trattoria Alla Costiera opened last week at Passyunk and Catharine. Tommy Casso and his wife owned a place on Oregon Avenue in the 90s before returning to Italy. But they’re back now serving Neopolitan cuisine. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Drew Lazor sheds some more light on James, the anticipated Bella Vista restaurant to be owned by Jim and Kristina Burke. Jim was formerly executive chef at Stephen Starr’s Angelina and will be offering a “simple seasonal menu,” although a review of the menu says more than simple. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Bart Blatstein’s Avenue North is more than just the Pearl Theater, there’s going to be new grub happening on North Broad. In addition to the already opened Qdoba, expect to see Koja, Hilal, Nosheri Deli, Pete’s Pizza a tea store and Maui Wowie, a smoothie store opening in the coming months. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Sundays seem to be going well for the Reading Terminal Market, the terminal board has voted to extend Sunday hours through March. [Inqlings, Philadelphia Inquirer]