Radda Caffé

Posted - Oct. 29, 2003 at 7:00 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

I have talked about Greg Neville and the Lugano Restaurant on previous Speaking on Business shows. Lugano has proven to be one of the Salt Lake Valley's premier and popular eating places.

Greg Neville has been receiving comments from his customers that they enjoyed the restaurant so much but they wished it were also open for breakfast or lunch. Well, Greg didn't think the setup and ambiance would be conducive to an all-day facility.

As a result of the input from the customers and a strong desire to establish a prototypical sit down café, Greg has opened Radda Caffé right next door to Lugano. Radda is specializing in espresso, over-sized lattes, boutique/proprietary roasted coffee and homemade pastries. As the day progresses, lunch items such as Panini, light salads, assorted Tuscan antipasti, sandwiches and unique baked pastas are available.

The name of the café is very significant to Greg. Radda is a small walled village in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti wine producing region. It is perched above the olive orchards and Sangiovese vineyards. This is where Greg and his wife went on their honeymoon. The "Gallo Nero" or black rooster is the official symbol for the large wine-producing consortium of the area.

The underlying theme of Radda Caffé is the black rooster and features bright blue umbrellas, rustic patio tables, red awnings and large terracotta pots full of seasonal flowers. The interior has high ceilings, brightly colored walls, exotic Italian posters for tabletops and black and white photographs of distinguished roosters on the walls.

What a welcome addition to the Millcreek/Holladay area! The Radda Caffé is located just south of 3300 South on 2300 East and will surely compliment Lugano Restaurant and satisfy the requests of Greg's customers.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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