The massive dining hall restaurateur Mike Isabella has installed inside Tysons Galleria will begin feeding holiday shoppers in phases, presenting visitors to multi-faceted Isabella Eatery with a new pizza and pasta spot, all-day coffee shop, and ice cream parlor on Monday, December 11.
“This project really represents the next frontier for me,” Isabella said in a press release detailing the particulars of the new ventures and scaled-back versions of his current portfolio still taking shape in McLean. “I’m excited to show guests our take on the popular food hall trend.”
The partial roll out, which Isabella told Eater might happen earlier this summer, means those passing through the area’s latest hospitality hub will be greeted by a modified version of his flagship restaurant, Graffiato; new bakery/cafe Nonfiction Coffee; and sweets-centric Retro Creamery. The opening trio account for nearly 220 of the projected 615 seats sprinkled throughout the third floor dining complex — all of which is covered by Isabell’s liquor license.
The remaining restaurants — including a Spanish-only iteration of downtown’s critically acclaimed Arroz; a grab-and-go twist on Greek-themed Kapnos; a ramen-free Yona; a raw bar-focused Requin; the standalone Octagon Bar; his Tex-Mex operation Pepita; and a comprehensive Dining Hall featuring dishes from the major players — are now scheduled to arrive before the end of the year.