Power couple Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, the restaurateurs behind Michelin-starred Fiola, seafood-centric Fiola Mare, and Spanish-style Del Mar, plan to open a second Sfoglina in Rosslyn later this year, reports the Washington Business Journal.
The 4,500-square-foot Italian restaurant, destined for the base of the 1100 Wilson Boulevard office tower, marks the award-winning chef’s first foray across the Potomac River since opening Fiola in Penn Quarter. Trabocchi previously led fine dining restaurant Maestro inside the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner before decamping in 2007 to take a job in New York City.
The original Sfoglina debuted in Van Ness in 2016, bringing gourmet pastas and grilled calamari to a somewhat desolate eating neighborhood. The new 200-seat Sfoglina is projected to open at the end of this year or in early 2019, landlord Monday Properties tells the WBJ. The goal is to plant several of Trabocchi’s other restaurants in and around the building.
Team Trabocchi did not respond to Eater’s request for comment about the expansion plans.
- Fabio Trabocchi’s Sfoglina Is Now Open [EDC]
- Maestro Chef Fabio Trabocchi Leaving Tysons for New York [Washington Post]