Casual Restaurant ‘Tre Fratelli Italian Ristorante’ Coming to Federal Hill

| December 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Casual restaurant Tre Fratelli Italian Ristorante is opening in Federal Hill at 1121 Light St. in a space previously occupied by Light Street Cafe. Tre Fratelli is a concept from Pedro Lovo, who opened Brendali Italian Ristorante in Federal Hill with his wife Brenda Salgado, and his two brothers Elmer Lovo and Julio Lovo. Tre Fratelli means three brothers in Italian.

Pedro Lovo and Salgado sold Brendali in recent years and later opened a location in Pikesville which they also sold a year-and-a-half ago. Brendali in Federal Hill is still open under different ownership.

Salgado told they were waiting for the right opportunity to come back into the city. They were envisioning a restaurant with a more casual concept with a new name.

They’ve been renovating the restaurant space since June and hope to open in late-December or early-January.

Salgado said everything at Tre Fratelli will be homemade. The large menu will feature appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, pizza, desserts, and sides.

Appetizers include calamari, mussels, and meatballs; salads include a house salad, Caesar salad, beet salad, Greek salad, and salmon salad; soups include cream of crab and Maryland crab, pasta fagioli, minestrone, and wedding soup; sandwiches and subs, which come with French fries, include cheesesteaks, burgers, chicken parmesan, and meatball; entrees include chicken parmesan, penne vodka, lasagna, tortellini, and Bolognese; and 12-inch pizza combos include supreme, shrimp Cacciatore, BBQ chicken, and shrimp scampi.

Desserts will include tiramisu, cannolis, Italian lemon cake, and tres leches, which was a popular item at Brendali. Pedro Lovo said customers can also request tres leches for weddings or parties.

Tre Fratelli will also have a kid’s menu.

Tre Fratelli will be BYOB and have table service, but it will also have a large focus on carryout.

It will be open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm.

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