New from La Piccola Roma


October 21, 1994|By Elizabeth Large

Good news for fans of La Piccola Roma, one of Annapolis' premier restaurants -- and good news for anyone who loves good food. La Piccola's owner/chef Gino Giolitti is opening a place with chef Anthony Capuano from O'Leary's seafood restaurant.

The Scirocco Mediterranean Grill, 2552 Riva Road, Annapolis, (410) 224-5648 should be serving its Mediterranean fare by the second week in November: lots of baked foods, grills over wood fire, seasonal produce and fish, olive oils and juices rather than heavy sauces and butter. Breads will be baked in-house.

Mr. Giolitti says the main difference between his two restaurants is that Scirocco will be less formal and "not just Italian."

* Angelo Sanz, formerly chef at Tio Pepe, is now cooking for the new Diamond Cafe in Columbia. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the cafe features Spanish, Italian and home-style American food. It's located in Gateway Plaza, 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive, (410) 290-0700.

* Vanguard Cafe, at 405 N. Charles St., has stopped serving lunch on weekdays. It's still open evenings, and for lunch on Saturdays and brunch on Sundays.

Table Talk welcomes interesting tidbits of restaurant news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, Table Talk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or call (410) 332-6197..

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