Upon entering the downstairs space you’re greeted with a gelato counter with 24 flavors. Beyond that is a coffee and pastries bar, followed by a panini case. Next to those options are the drinks and the cashier. In the back is an Italian-style (no seats) bar for enjoying wine and a bite. The opposite wall offers seating in two-and-four-tops.
Upstairs, a full-sit down restaurant will begin service next week. The upstairs also features a gelato lab and will offer Italian language classes and wine tastings.
The menu tops out at $29.50 for a veal shank and $14.50 for a pappardelle with pork, veal, lamb and chicken. An additional weekly menu (PDF) will focus on different areas of Italy. Up first, Rome.
Gran Caffe L’Aquila [Foobooz]