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Little Italy’s Civico 1845 Planning Bankers Hill Project

The yet unnamed restaurant will open early next year

L to R: Pietro and Dario Gallo
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One of the city’s most popular Italian eateries and a longtime member of the Eater 38 is expanding. Civico 1845, whose dining room has been consistently packed since it launched in Little Italy in 2015, is opening a new restaurant in Bankers Hill that will pay tribute to the owners’ Italian heritage; brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo hail from Calabria, a coastal region of southwest Italy.

The yet-unnamed restaurant will be built at the base of the iconic Mister A’s building, taking up a nearly 6,000-square-foot space that fronts Laurel Street and wraps around to Fifth Avenue. Also featuring an outdoor patio, the ground floor eatery is currently scheduled to open in early 2019.

Though Civico 1845’s dishes do incorporate some Calabrian ingredients, including Calabrian chili peppers and ‘nduja, a spicy, spreadable cured meat, the new restaurant will be dedicated to the birthplace of the cuisine and executed with a contemporary approach. Civico 1845 has also become known for its extensive vegan menu, so expect there to be ample vegan offerings here as well.

Building facade