Cocktails are perfect starters. (Photo: Staff)
This week, I attended the soft opening for Il Primos new Ooltewah location in the amazing Cambridge Square at 9432 Bradmore Lane. The restaurant will officially open to the public Friday. Of course, you should go.
Fans of the North Chattanooga Il Primo will recognize a similar menu of casual Italian cuisine, wine and cocktails, along with a few familiar faces from the flagship restaurant. The new location will be led by the same people who created the original, including Nathan Lindley, managing partner Josh Nason and chef Oscar Ixcoit. Additionally, chef Paul Rogers and general manager Dan Potter have joined the operation.
The restaurant has been offering an invite-only soft opening this week ahead of Fridays debut. I was invited to attend Wednesday nights seating thanks to my friends Matt Patterson, Justin Bunch and Walter Chapman. Typically, I would never write about a restaurant until theyve had a few months to work out snags, but this is Il Primo were talking about. ...