Monday, November 8, 2010

Uptown gets (more) new

Saying, "We want to be that friendly neighborhood place people visit daily," Pierre Bader announced he's turning Pie Town into FRANKIES 710; the trattoria will open Nov. 12 for dinner in its new incarnation.
Look for new colors, table settings and a generally more casual feel -- "It was a little bit too stiff for a pizza joint," says Bader -- along with a menu that now focuses on scaloppine dishes such as chicken Marsala and piccata and veal parmigiana, saltimbocca and pizzaiola, along with other casual Italian fare: pizzas, pastas and salads. Peter Reinhart is no longer a partner in the venture.
Lunch ($7-$14) weekdays; dinner (about $9-$18) Monday-Saturday; 710 W. Trade St.; 704-379-7555.