"We have been very blessed to be here, let me tell you." That's restaurateur Adelmo Banchetti speaking of his new Adelmo's Ristorante near Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. The restaurant opened in May and celebrated its grand opening in early September.
Banchetti and his wife Eliza owned a popular restaurant by the same name on Cole Avenue in Uptown for more than 25 years. But with the rebirth of that north end of Uptown, which now houses a Trader Joe's and other new developments, Adelmo Banchetti says the neighborhood "wasn't so much for us" anymore.
The restaurant closed in late March. The Banchettis were already working on a new menu for the new Adelmo's, which opened in place of the former Bijoux in Inwood Village. Both the new and the old restaurant can be described as "Italian food with a connection to the Middle East," Banchetti says. Banchetti is from Florence, Italy, and Eliza is from Beirut, Lebanon.
Some of the dishes Adelmo Banchetti is excited about include osso buco (veal with vegetables) and tagliatelle with meat sauce. He added some fish to the menu, including cioppino (fish stew in a tomato-based sauce).
Open for dinner Monday through Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m.; the bar opens at 5 p.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5450 West Lovers Lane, Suite 225, Dallas.