Deep within the agenda for this evening's Portland City Council meeting is a sample menu for Piccolo, the upcoming Italian restaurant from Damian Sansonetti and his wife Ilma Lopez. Portland Food Map uncovered the menu, which is part of Piccolo's application for a beer and wine license and an outdoor dining permit.
Sansonetti, also of the Blue Rooster Food Co., and Lopez, the former pastry chef at Grace, plan to offer dinner in the small space previously occupied by Bresca on Tuesday through Sunday nights. Sansonetti previously talked with Eater Maine about the inspiration for Piccolo, which will have a Calabrian and Abruzzian theme. The expected opening date is sometime in September, according to Portland Food Map.