Two reliable sources confirm that Bottega will expand in Little Italy with a pizza al taglio, or slab pizza, restaurant next door to the original Bottega.
It seems management signed a lease for the space two years ago with the intention of opening an aperitivo spot. In typical fashion, however, the city was difficult with the alcohol permit.
Now chef and partner Fabrizio Covone wants to put his two months spent at Rome's top slab pizza spots to good use. The restaurant will serve the Lazio staple, as well as focacce, coffee and cornetti. The plan is to open seven days a week as of 7:00 a.m.
More intel to come.