Stefanelli described the new complex as "a casual little brother to Masseria," which will be located in its own free-standing building. While Masseria's prix-fixe experience in an out-of-the-way location at Union Market lends itself to more special occasion dining, "this would kind of be the everyday type of place," he said.
The chef is still working out the details, but he expects the first floor to include a butcher shop, cheese counter and bakery where patrons will be able to buy fresh pasta and other prepared foods such as ragu. The second floor will house an 80-seat trattoria, an Italian eatery that focuses on the country's southern cuisine and features an a la carte menu of pasta, antipasti, meats and cheeses. The third floor will include a rooftop bar and private dining space for up to 80 people.
Stefanelli expects construction to begin in the next month or so, with an anticipated opening of spring 2018.