OK, OK, OK Swellesley readers, you can stop e-mailing us to ask about when Fiorella’s Express will open in Wellesley. Yes, we broke the news about the fast casual Italian eatery coming to Wellesley back in July, but let it be known the Fiorella’s has now opened.
In fact, I swung by 575 Washington St. at the corner across from Barber Walter’s, met the general manager and bought a couple of overdue gift cards for my Fiorella’s fanatic neighbors whose babies really aren’t babies anymore.
Patrons had already started streaming in when I swung by on Thursday night. A promotional bicycle leaning against the building, formerly occupied by Susu Bakery, and a paper sign on the door, alerted people that Fiorella’s was open for business.
Once the restaurant gets cranking it will be open from 11am-10pm daily, with take-put, catering and delivery as options. The menu includes a wide selection of antipasti, insalata, pizza, calzones, pollo, and sandwiches/wraps. Dessert, too, including tiramisu and creme puffs topped with chocolate mousse. Pizzas start at $6 for a small cheese. Large ones can run you $20, plus $2 apiece for extra toppings.
Fiorella’s, which has both express and full-service restaurants, has other locations in Belmont, Brighton, Newtonville and Concord. It recently shuttered its Cambridge location..
Fiorella’s is the winner in the race to open first with White’s Bakery, which has been threatening to open at the other end of town for months, and now hopes it will do so in the next few weeks. The sign pretty much says so.